Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Make Pancakes for 3/8 Pancake Day

Pancakes for "Pancake Day"-"Shrove Tuesday"
What makes today special? Yep! You may guess it is the International Women’s day, that’s absolutely rihgt!~ But also, Today is thePancake Day in the UK, which is also called Shrove Tuesday. It is a fun festival, because it is one day of the year when almost everyone eats a pancake. On that day it is traditional to eat pancakes, toss pancakes and take part in pancake races.

The origins of eating pancakes arose from Christians who wanted to use up all the rich foods in their cupboards before Lent (Easter- a festival celebrating the beginning of Christianity). During Lent, eggs, sugar and butter were not allowed so these ingredients were used to make pancakes. For most people today, it's not a religious festival, and people just enjoy eating lots of pancakes and having fun.

A traditional English pancake is very thin and is served immediately from the frying pan. The traditional way of serving pancake in the UK is sprinkle Caster sugar and Fresh Lemon Juice on the top of the pancake, and then fold or roll it up to eat. But now British actually enjoy a variety of pancake fillings, i.e Strawberry, Honey, Banana, Chocolate sauce, cheese, etc…

So, for this week’s post, I am going to make a Pancake for you. It is really simple!
Only 3 basic ingredients: Milk, Eggs, and Flour
and it just like to cook a Chinese omelet so I named it as western Chinese omelet or sweet Chinese omelet.

Servings: 4-5 /Prepare Time: 10 min /Cooking Time:5 min


1. Whisk 100g Plain Flour (sifted), 2 Eggs together in a large bowl

2. Gradually add 200ml Milk into the Batter and whisk hard. (don't worry about any lumps as they will eventually disappear as you whisk) whisk until the batter getting Smooth.

3. Add 2 table spoon of Oil into the mixture and whisk until it is Smooth and Runny. Now you are ready to cook Your Pancakes.
4. Drizzle and Heat oil into a frying pan, then Ladle the pancake mixture and pour into the pan with Medium heat. Allow the mixture to coat the pan and fry the pancake for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden. (Flip the pancake over with a pan slice or palette knife - the other side will need a few seconds only - then simply slide it out of the pan onto a plate.)Repeat to make further pancakes
5. To Serve, Traditionally, sprinkle each pancake with freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice and Caster Sugar, Fold in Half, then in half again to form triangles, or else simply Roll them up. Serve sprinkled with a little more sugar and lemon juice and extra sections of lemon.
Serve it With Sugar, Lemon Juice, Strawberry, Cream, Cheese...


在英国,今天是一年一度的煎饼节-Pancake Day, 也被称为是Shrove Tuesday-忏悔星期二。在煎饼节的这一天,几乎所有英国人都会吃煎饼,就像在中国,元宵节一定会吃汤圆一样。这个忏悔节其实是用来狂欢的,人们在这几天疯狂地玩游戏、踢球、跳舞还有聚餐,此外,很多地方都会举行翻煎饼比赛来庆祝这个有趣的节日。




Pancake 英式煎饼
Plain Flour (sifted) 面粉(已筛)100g
Eggs (鸡蛋)*2
Milk (牛奶)200ml
Oil (油/黄油)2tbsp
Salt (盐)a pinch
Filling/Serve: (配料)Sugar, lemon juice, chocolate sauce, Strawberry,Honey,Banana, cheese


  1. 均匀搅拌100g面粉, 2个鸡蛋
  2. 加入200ml牛奶,2勺油,小撮盐,继续搅拌至细滑状 (制成煎饼糊)
  3. 在不粘锅中倒入油,热油后,放入一木勺面糊,文火煎至两面金黄,即可取出。
  4. 传统英式煎饼配以糖和柠檬汁,大家也可以自己随意加filling.比如草莓,奶油,巧克力酱,蜂蜜

More Recipes of Pancakes:

You could find more recipes of “Pancakes” from the Image links I given below, or click“Recipes Resources” links at the right column of the“Dessert.S” .

Sarah还整理了些其他制英式煎饼的方法,Links就在滚动框中,点击下面图片便可进入查看。或在边栏的“Recipes Resources”或“Blog Roll”找到更多的制作方法。


  1. Happy Pancake Day! It seems British style pancake is different from American style. Yours reminds me of Crepe.

  2. haha~yep~a bit different~ I tried serve with sugar nag lemon
    Juice and it taste really special in a sweet sour flavor~
    it does look like a Crepe just need drizzle of chocolate and a spoon of strawberry ice-cream~
    But I do prefer a Chinese version of pancake, rolled up with
    Sausage,pickles and chilli sauce~lol

    @SarahWW, XOXO

  3. haha~thanks Mandy~have you eat pancake today? You have to eat something to celebrate the Internatioanl Women's Day!~lol~btw, I personally do prefer our Chinese pancake with salt and spicy flavour ~ and I do like the oil -free pancake, cuz it tastes better and seems healthier~!

    @SarahWW, XOXO

  4. 有点像国内北方吃的煎饼果子,基本的做法相似,只是里面的配料不太一样。呵呵,看来中西饮食文化有很多相通之处的。S做得很好,改明儿我也试试。希望继续介绍一些比较方便做的早餐,哈哈~赞~

  5. enen~我也觉得~!其实就是里面的原料不一样~做法就好中国的蛋饼一样的~他们这么做是因为他们基督徒在斋节前要把所有的mill,egg,flour吃光,所以就只好做这个pancake,慢慢的就成为一种习俗一个节日了~其实吃起来我还是比较喜欢中国的蛋饼。这个又有点像可丽饼,只不过加的东西有点不一样~hehe!~好的没问题,我慢点看看有什么简单的单特别的西式早餐~!


  6. Your pictures are sooooo nice, beautiful. They must appear on food column.XP

  7. haha~thank you Sharon~it sounds great! writing for a food column must be great!~ I hope you will see dessert.S show on a magazine one day!~

    @SarahWW, XOXO

  8. They tastes great.I really tried them ^_^

  9. haha~thx Rachel!~ You and Sharon are always my first order~!I saw your were grabbing the scones and pancakes and you looks cute when you were swallowing them~!lol~just like a little cheerful fox ~ (don't poke me...):P

    @SarahWW, XOXO

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