Pancake Day 2024

Pancake Day this year is Tuesday February 14th 2024. It's right before another important day too 👀

Pancake Day 2024
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As a lover of all things breakfast, one day on the calendar holds a special place in my heart: Pancake Day. This holiday, also known as Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, is a cherished tradition in many countries around the world. The origins of this day can be traced back to religious practices, but it has evolved into a celebration of indulging in delicious pancakes before the start of Lent. From classic buttermilk pancakes to unique variations like red velvet or matcha, Pancake Day is a time to explore and enjoy the endless possibilities of this beloved breakfast food. As a freelance food writer, I have had the pleasure of delving into the history, cultural significance, and various recipes of Pancake Day. Grab your apron and get ready to celebrate Pancake Day with me.

My pants will hate me.

 So, picture this: it's Pancake Day, and I'm fully committed to indulging in all the fluffy goodness that comes with it. I'm talking stacks upon stacks of mouthwatering pancakes, topped with a generous drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. It's a grand feast fit for a pancake aficionado like myself. But here's the thing - my pants were not prepared for the pancake extravaganza that was about to ensue. These innocent trousers, once loose and forgiving, now face the daunting task of accommodating my pancake-filled belly. I can almost hear the seams groaning in protest as I take another bite. Oh well, sorry pants, but Pancake Day only comes once a year, and I am here to embrace the pancake-induced belly bulge with pride - even if it means my pants will hate me for it. 

Whisking like a pro chef.

Alright, let's talk about whisking like a pro chef. Now, I may not have a fancy chef's hat or a culinary degree, but when it comes to whisking, I like to think I've got some serious skills. You see, whisking isn't just a simple mix and stir kind of activity. No, my friends, it's an art form. It's about creating those perfect peaks and incorporating air into your batter like a pancake magician. So, here's my secret technique: I grab my trusty whisk, stand in my kitchen with the confidence of a seasoned chef, and give that batter a whirl like it's my own personal pancake symphony. The key is to whisk with enthusiasm and finesse, making sure to incorporate all those ingredients with a rhythm that would make a professional drummer proud. And let me tell you, there's nothing quite like the satisfaction of seeing that smooth, silky batter come together, ready to be transformed into a stack of fluffy pancake perfection. So, my fellow pancake enthusiasts, let's embrace the whisk and conquer Pancake Day with the confidence of a pro – or at least the confidence of someone who really loves pancakes.

Syrup: the ultimate pancake accessory.

Alright, let's dive into the world of pancake perfection and talk about the unsung hero of the breakfast table: syrup. Now, I know what you're thinking, syrup is just a sticky sweet condiment. But my friends, let me tell you, it is so much more. Syrup is the ultimate pancake accessory, the magical elixir that takes those fluffy circles of joy to the next level. It's like a secret handshake between your taste buds and the stack of pancakes on your plate. Just a drizzle of that golden goodness and suddenly your breakfast becomes a flavor explosion that could rival the fireworks on the 4th of July. It's a dance of sweetness on your tongue, a symphony of maple-infused delight. So, forget about boring old butter or plain Jane jam. Syrup, my friends, is the real MVP of the pancake world. Trust me, once you've experienced the joy of a perfectly drenched pancake, there's no going back. So, grab your fork, pour on that syrup, and let the pancake party in your mouth begin!

Pancake Recipe

An easy way to do it

  • 100g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 300 ml milk
  • Some of your favorite oil
  • An pan for frying
  • A pinch salt for
  • Topping for your pancakes (lemon, syrup, fruit etc)
  1. Put the plain flour and a pinch salt into large bowl make a gap in the flour and crack in 2 eggs.
  2. Beat eggs with whisk, gradually draw the flour the sides whisking until smooth
  3. Add 300ml milk, mixing consistently all elements combined into smooth batter
  4. Heat a little oil in a non stick frying pan
  5. Once oil is warm, add little of pancake mix into the pan and cook 30 seconds to minute, until begins to set and go-brown.
  6. You can see if it's ready by lifting the pancake with a knife
  7. Once ready, turn the pancake over (can use palette knife to help you if needed)
  8. Cook until sides are brown.
  9. Serve pancakes immediately with your favorite topping (we like sugar & lemon).

The entire process takes about 30 minutes and will make around 8.

Enjoy Pancake Day! ❤️🥞

Burnt edges? Perfectly crispy, duh.

Now, let's talk about a controversial topic in the pancake world: burnt edges. Some may see them as a tragic mistake, a sign of kitchen incompetence. But not me, my friends. I see those crispy, slightly charred edges as a badge of honor, a mark of my pancake prowess. You see, achieving the perfect balance of golden brown goodness and a hint of smokiness requires a delicate dance between heat, timing, and a touch of rebelliousness. It's like playing pancake roulette, never knowing if you'll end up with a slightly singed surprise or a flawless masterpiece. So, the next time someone wrinkles their nose at your burnt edges, just smile and say, "Darling, those are perfectly crispy, duh." Because who wants a boring, uniform pancake when you can have a breakfast adventure that includes a little taste of rebellion? Embrace the burnt edges, my fellow pancake enthusiasts, and revel in the crunchy joy that awaits you.

Pancakes > all other breakfast foods.

Alright, let me lay it out for you: pancakes are the ultimate breakfast champion. I mean, seriously, what other breakfast food can hold a candle to these fluffy, golden discs of deliciousness? Bacon? Please. Sure, it's crispy and savory, but it lacks the versatility and sheer joy that pancakes bring to the table. And don't even get me started on cereal. Who wants to start their day with a soggy bowl of disappointment? Pancakes, on the other hand, can be topped with anything your heart desires – from fresh berries and whipped cream to gooey chocolate chips and syrup that cascades down the stack like a glorious waterfall of sweetness. Plus, pancakes have that magical ability to transport you to a happy place with just one bite. They're like little edible pillows of happiness, providing comfort and joy in every forkful. So, the next time you're faced with a breakfast dilemma, remember this: pancakes reign supreme, and all other breakfast foods pale in comparison to their pancakey perfection. 

I don't flip, I fly.

Listen up, pancake lovers! I have a confession to make: I don't flip, I fly. That's right, while everyone else is struggling to achieve the perfect pancake flip, I have mastered the art of pancake flight. It's a skill that has taken years of practice and a few failed attempts (sorry about the ceiling, Mom), but now I can proudly say that my pancakes soar through the air with grace and finesse. Forget about flipping and worrying about pancake disasters on Pancake Day – just watch in awe as I launch my pancakes into the air, catching them effortlessly on my plate without a single flip required. It's like my pancakes have sprouted wings and are ready for takeoff. So, if you ever see me in the kitchen on Pancake Day, don't be alarmed. Just sit back, relax, and prepare to witness the pancake aviation show of a lifetime. Trust me, it's a sight you won't want to miss. 

Pancake stack: the tower challenge.

Ah, the Pancake stack: the tower challenge. Now, I may be a pancake flight expert, but when it comes to building a towering stack of fluffy goodness, I must admit, I've had a few mishaps. It's like trying to balance pancakes on top of each other is a gravity-defying act that goes against the laws of breakfast physics. But hey, I'm not one to back down from a challenge. So, armed with my spatula and determination, I embark on the quest to create the most impressive stack of pancakes known to mankind. With each pancake placed delicately on top of the other, I can feel the anticipation building. Will this be the moment I conquer the pancake stack challenge? Or will it crumble like a Jenga tower after one wrong move? Only time will tell, but one thing's for sure – whether I succeed or end up with a pancake avalanche on my plate, it's bound to be a deliciously entertaining adventure.

Don't judge, just pass syrup.

So there I am, standing proudly in front of my towering pancake stack masterpiece. The syrup is flowing, and I can practically taste the victory. But as I look around the breakfast table, I can't help but notice the judgmental glances from my friends and family. They stare at my towering creation with raised eyebrows and skeptical smirks. "Don't judge, just pass syrup," I declare, trying to defend my pancake-stacking prowess. I mean, who needs perfectly symmetrical pancakes when you've got a gravity-defying masterpiece? Sure, it may not be the most aesthetically pleasing stack, but let's not forget the most important thing – it's delicious! So, with a confident smile, I dig in, ready to prove that sometimes the most unconventional pancake piles are the ones worth savoring. After all, in the world of pancake artistry, there are no rules, just pure syrupy goodness.

So, as this year's Pancake Day comes to an end, I can confidently say that I have consumed more pancakes in one day than I ever thought possible. But hey, no regrets! Whether you prefer them topped with syrup, fruit, or even savory toppings, there's no denying that pancakes are a versatile and delicious breakfast option. And let's not forget the most important aspect of Pancake Day - the excuse to eat pancakes for every meal! So until next year, my fellow pancake lovers, keep flipping those fluffy circles of goodness and enjoy the deliciousness that is Pancake Day.