Shrove Tuesday

by Richard on February 20, 2007

Lent is a time for abstinence. Shrove Tuesday is not. It’s time to get out your frying pans and cook the most indulgent pancakes you can! What will you put on yours?

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DH 02.20.07 at 5:10 pm

Hey Richard. Thanks for the post on pancakes. Today is International Pancake Day. :) My favorite pancakes are blueberry.

Have you of you guys tried Lingonberry? I have never tried them but have always wanted to. I have heard Lingonberry is wonderful. :)

Can anyone here describe the flavor of Lingonberry? Here in the states no one grows them. I have heard they are Scandinavian but still not sure. What other berries are good on pancakes and could you describe those particular berries flavors as well? :)

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blonde 02.20.07 at 11:09 pm

Well Benjamin had pancakes at nursery today - twice! - and did a painting of a pancake complete with raisins and sugar. When we came home for tea I attempted a version of Delia’s - Sarah had 2, benjamin had 2 and I had all the mistakes which didn’t flip properly - yum. Lemon and a very little sugar is the best variation, Hot from the Pan! someone in work this morning asked me lots about the etymology of shrove, shriven, shrivings… I know I am used to be a linguist, but I struggled for a good 20 mins with that! and this evening’s were yummy, if a bit too thick.

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Larry B 02.21.07 at 5:03 am

No pancakes for me - today is Paczki day. Lemon filled are the best, although I can not make it through a whole Paczki anymore.

(For those not familiar with paczki’s http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C4%85czki)

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Olive Morgan 02.21.07 at 8:47 am

We had our annual church Pancake Party last night! We’ve held it for some years but with the coming of our present Minister (who managed a Pancake Parlour in South Africa before his call to the Ministry) we now have professional pancakes and his tossing has to be seen to be believed! We began the meal with ‘hot dogs’ and, after the meal, we had great fun playing indoor games like croquet, hoop la, shove ha’penny, bagatelle, polo (without horses!), and tower-building (with wooden blocks). Our team won - and greatly improved our arithmetic as we calculated our scores. I recommend this happy way of letting off steam before we settle down to the serious reflection during Lent. The proceeds will go to pay the salaries of the teachers in the school attached to our twin church in Mindolo, Zambia.

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ee 02.21.07 at 9:45 am

“What will you put on yours?”

Cherries, chocolate and brandy.

A fine culinary combination in many places, but not on pancakes. I felt sick enough to be heartily glad of forty days of abstinence.

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Kim 02.21.07 at 4:36 pm

You call those diaphanous little things pancakes? They’re only fit for blowing your nose! :)

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Rick O'Donnell 02.21.07 at 10:30 pm

Sweet buttermilk pancakes done in bacon grease and finished with gobs of maple syrup. On Monday night; I guess we jumped the gun just a bit.
Yum!

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