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February 13th, 2015
Heart Shaped Pancakes

Have a Ski Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is one of the best of British food traditions. It is derived from the word ‘shrive,’ which means to confess and is tied to the annual period of Lent, which is the six weeks before Easter during which self-denial and fasting are traditional. Shrove Tuesday takes place the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the start of Lent, and the idea of making pancakes was initially to use up all the ingredients that people would normally deny themselves during Lent. Today, even if we’re not doing Lent itself, many of us still enjoy the tradition of pancakes. Whether you’re a devotee of the widely enjoyed lemon and sugar variety or you love loading yours with chocolate, why not try a few alternative recipes this year.

Ski Greek Style yogurt pancakes – switch up your pancakes this year and make them with Greek yogurt instead of milk for a different version that tastes fantastic. Simply add some Ski Strawberry Smooth to the pancake batter before you fry and then add fresh strawberries and banana as a topping for consistency.

Lemon and sugar (with a twist) – make your traditional pancakes more interesting by adding an extra ingredient into the mix, some Ski Lemon Mousse. This delightfully fluffy and moreish dollop will give your pancakes an extra dimension of deliciousness that is super lemony thanks to the lemon meringue sauce.

Apple, cinnamon and lemon – apple, cinnamon and lemon are three flavours that are wonderfully warming during the winter months and when combined are completely irresistible. Add a pinch of cinnamon to your pancake batter and then stew the apples and serve with a yogurty topping made from Ski Greek Style Lemon yogurt.

Fruit toppers – while Pancake Day has a bit of a reputation for being unhealthy, it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead of coating your pancakes with sugar use the natural sweetness of fruit, such as blueberries and raspberries, combined with a Ski Raspberry Mousse with Blackberry sauce.

If you’re short on time or you’re not hugely into cooking then why not just cheat and buy ready made pancakes or a ready made mix instead. For those who want to cook pancakes from scratch, a traditional batter needs 100g plain flour with 2 eggs and 300ml of milk, ideally left for about 30 minutes before frying. You can find a whole range of fantastic recipes for kitchen enthusiasts at Ski recipes online!