What is the tradition of Pancake Day?
Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is a traditional feast day the before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.
Lent (the 40 days leading up to Easter ) was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday people cooked and ate pancakes to mark the beginning of Lent by using remaining rich ingredients such as flour, milk and eggs that weren't allowed to be eaten during the next 40 days, so they wouldn't go off, what better way to use these rich ingredients than making pancakes!
To celebrate Pancake day we are giving away our Vegan Topical Pancake ingredients and recipe!!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
- Pancake mix: 150g plain flour (or gluten free flour in the GF version), 5g gluten free baking powder, 40g sugar
- Coconut milk: 50g coconut milk powder
- 113g pineapple chunks in juice (Can also add Bananas or Mango)
- Desiccated coconut 10g
- 360ml of water
- Oil for frying
Method1. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl, and stir in 2 tbsp of the sugar and a pinch of salt.
2. Make coconut milk into a bowl with 360ml of lukewarm water, whisk thoroughly, then measure out 300ml into a separate jug.
3. Stir the milk slowly into the flour mixture to make a smooth batter
4. Heat a shallow frying pan and brush it with oil. Use 2 tbsp of batter to make each pancake, frying two at a time – any more will make it difficult to flip them.
5. Push 4-5 pieces of banana into each pancake and cook until bubbles start to pop on the surface, and the edges look dry. They will be a little more delicate than egg-based pancakes, so turn them over carefully and cook the other sides for 1 min. Repeat to make 8-10 pancakes.
6. Meanwhile, separate the juice and the pineapple chunk using a sieve and pour the juice into a pan. Pour the remaining coconut milk . And the sugar, simmer until the mixture thickens to the consistency of single cream.
7. Pour sauce over pancakes with grilled pineapple chunks and a sprinkling of desiccated coconut
Allergens: Wheat, gluten, coconut