Today is Shrove Tuesday and it is also known as Pancake Day. Pancake Day is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. It is traditional on this day to eat pancakes. Lent is a time of giving things up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to use up the foods that aren’t allowed in Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.
We made pancakes today, well pikelets actually, and here is our recipe:
1 cup SR flour
¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
⅔ cup sour milk (milk can be soured with 1 teaspoon lemon juice, allow to stand)
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons melted butter/margarine
Sift dry ingredients, add sugar.
Mix to a smooth batter with beaten egg and milk.
Add melted butter.
Heat pan, drop dessertspoonfuls onto pan. Cook until bubbly on top.
This week I made 2 gingerbread houses for the class to decorate. They split into 2 teams with Lachie and Jack the leader of the boys team and Sira and Victoria the leader of the girls team. After much planning they were ready to decorate with icing, smarties, jelly beans, freckles, musk sticks and jubes. The end products were spectacular, I’m sure you’ll agree.