|Fat Tuesday Filled Pancakes|
"Fat Tuesday" is not the day after "I ate too much Monday" or the day before "My jeans don't fit Wednesday", it is actually the traditional name for Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
Fat Tuesday, dates back to before the Reformation when people would partake of particularly rich food on the day before Lent, which is 40 days of fasting culminating in Easter.
The eating of pancakes and doughnuts on Fat Tuesday was a way to use up rich foodstuffs such as eggs, milk, and sugar. Lent is a time of plainer food and refraining from food that would give pleasure which in many cultures, this meant no meat, dairy, or eggs.
I adapted a recipe which I got from Colleen "Browniegirl.
My changes where very simple. I replaced 2 of the 4 eggs with an extra 150ml of Buttermilk and 50ml of milk. This made them less rich.
I do find that when I make this recipe I need more than 300ml of liquid to make a thin cream consistency, usually using closer to 450 -500ml. But you need to adjust this for yourself.
I have made Colleen's recipe (exactly as she published it) many times before and I have always been very happy with the result. They are the lightest tastiest treats you can find.
To really make my Fat Tuesday pancakes something really decadent, I filled them with Hazelnut & Chocolate Butter, topped with sliced bananas. I am now ready for "Better get to gym Wednesday, Thursday and Friday"
I made my pancakes using the eco-friendly cookware Green Pan I won at the FBI2011, compliments of Jenny Morris. Thanks Jenny, this pan makes flipping pancakes a whole lot more fun.