Pancakes on Mardi Gras
Did you know that Mardi Gras is also called Pancake Tuesday? I didn’t, because the tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday belongs to English-speaking countries mainly.
Nevertheless, a friend of mine warned me in time today, so could I avoid making pancakes? (Hint: you can eat them also in other days!)
|20g||Unsalted butter (melted)|
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ones. Mix just until ingredients are combined. Add now any additional ingredients (e.g. chocolate chips., fruits, nuts...)
Heat a pan and when it's hot, drop the batter onto it using a ladle. You can adjust the shape with a spatula
When you've poured the batter on the pan, that's the moment to add any garnishing (chocolate chips, fruits, nuts...)
- When making the batter, be sure the there is not much difference in temperature between the eggs an the melted butter, otherwise the butter will solidify at once.
- To cook the pancakes, be patient: you must make one at a time and the pan needs to be on low heat otherwise the pancakes will burn easily and remain raw inside.
- My suggestion is to prepare the batter at night and chill it until the morning: it will thicken a bit so that the pancakes will spread less in the pan and will come out "taller".
- Don't move or try to detach the pancake before time: flip it only when bubbles appear on its surface otherwise the cooking will not be uniform.
- When cooked, you can serve the pancakes with chocolate sauce, caramel, whipped cream or, of course, the classic maple syrup.
- You can add any ingredients you like to the pancakes, some examples:
- Apples, nuts and cinnamon
- Chocolate chunks and dried cranberries
- Bananas + chocolate sauce and whipped cream
- Cinnamon, ginger + salted caramel sauce
- Fresh berries (e.g. blueberries, raspberries...)
- Coconut powder and bananas
- Orange juice, chocolate chunks + caramel sauce