Shrove Tuesday - pancake recipe

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Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day in Britain, is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent - 'Shrove' stems from old English word 'shrive', meaning 'confess all sins'. It is called Pancake Day because it is the day traditionally for eating pancakes as pancake recipes were a way to use up any stocks of milk, butter and eggs which were forbidden during the abstinence of Lent.

Source: about.com

Vocabulary:

to stem from -

a sin -

a stock of stg -

flour (n) -

melted (adj) -

to sieve -

a bowl -

a well -

to beat -

a lump -

to stir -

batter (n) -

to grease -

a frying pan -

a ladle -

evenly -

to coat -

to set -

to flip over -

to toss (a pancake) -

to sprinkle -

to squeeze -

to take your fancy -



As well as exploring the links above (remember to click on the main title too), have a listen to this explanation of Pancake Racing.

Comments

lucía said…
hi graham,
I read this recipe last week and I thought make it. I don't made this food yet but tomorrow, if I don't drink too much beer tonight, I will made it.

bye, Lucía.
Graham said…
You are very brave to follow a recipe in English, Lucía.

How did the pancakes turn out?

I read this recipe last week and I thought about doing it. I have never made them before but if I don't drink too much beer tonight, I will make them tomorrow.


Pancakes can be great for breakfast. hint hint!!! :-)
lucia said…
oh!
I didn't do the pancakes.For that reason I can't tell you how turn out the recipe.

I didn't know this fhrasal verb. It has difficult for me undertand the mean. I have to read two dicctionaries (Cambridge and Oxford)
Bye
Anonymous said…
Hello Graham:

I am waiting that Lucía makes a pancake and she brings it to English class. Consequently, all classmates will can confess our sins on next Tuesday, unless I will continue with my sins. Do you, Graham, think this is a good idea? I remember that Lucía went to burial of sardine and she knows how to cook. She is a expert cook.

I only cook pancakes of wind but I don´t have stock now. If was wind I would take a lot of pancake to class. The men are very clumsy, excuse me Graham, some men. I have linked the web of Pancake, like Lucía, and only it needs butter, flour and egg. It seems easy to make it.

But if other expert cooks there were in the class and they can read this blog, will be a detail that they will take one pancake or more. Do you agree Lucía?
See you soon. José.
Graham said…
So it will be pancakes for breakfast this week, Lucía? :-)

I didn't make the pancakes.For that reason I can't tell you how the recipe turned out.

I didn't know this phrasal verb. It was difficult for me to understand the meaning. I had to look them up in two dictionaries.
Graham said…
Hi José,

It is sometimes difficult to decipher your comments.

As hard as I've tried, I still don't get what you mean by "pancakes of wind".


I hope that Lucía makes some pancakes and she brings them to English class. Consequently, all our classmates can confess our sins next Tuesday, unless I continue with my sins. ... I remember that Lucía went to the burial of the sardine and she knows how to cook. She is an expert cook.

I only cook pancakes of wind but I don´t have any of the ingredients now. If it was windy I would take a lot of pancakes to class. Men are very clumsy, excuse me Graham, some men. I have gone to the pancake link, like Lucía, and it only needs butter, flour and egg.

But if there are other expert cooks in the class who read this blog, it would be a nice gesture to bring some pancakes to class.


The only problem is that they are better warm - I doubt anyone will get up so early to make them. :-)
Anonymous said…
Hi! Jose and Graham!

I have seen your comments. If I have time I'll made a "Torrijas" one day.Jose, you have to take the cups of coffee.

Bye....

Lucía.
Graham said…
Torrijas? Yummmmmmmmmmy!

If I have time I'll make "Torrijas".
Anonymous said…
Graham: It was a joke, maybe a bad joke, because pancake of wind ("buñuelos de viento in Spanish") is a pancake of nothing. I can´t catch the wind.

But I am very happy because Lucía and Graham know cook torrijas. I can´t believe that I am going to eat torrijas in the class. ¡how huge are you! ¿ When are you going to wear torrijas? Tomorrow? I think it is the best to learn English.

See you tomorrow. José.
Graham said…
José,

We're all looking forward to your speciality of garlic soup.

I've never made torrijas. I'll have to think of what I can bring to class.



But I am very happy because Lucía and Graham know how to cook torrijas. You are great! ¿ When are you going to bring the torrijas? Tomorrow? I think it is the best way to learn English.
Anonymous said…
Graham: ¿Do you know castellana soup of the Segovia? It is better than the garlic soup. You can make castellana soup with bread, salt, egg, pepper, garlic, jam, olive oil and parsley. Ask you for it in the restaurant.

I don´t like talk about recipes because I have seen that there are very good cooks in our class, specially women, and I am complex.

You can bring to class the Scotch broth, the Scotch pie, oatcakes or haggis. Not all, only one tings. Do you agree Lucía?

See you tomorrow. José.
Graham said…
Hi José!

How's your weekend going?

I've decided what to make for class, something that I have never made before - shortbread. It's perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

Have you decided what you are going to make yet????



Graham: ¿Do you know castellana soup of Segovia? It is better than garlic soup. Ask for it in a restaurant.

I don´t like talking about recipes because I have seen that there are very good cooks in our class, especially women, and I have a complex / I'll get a complex.

You can bring Scotch broth, Scotch pie, oatcakes or haggis to class.


You really need to practice the use of definite and indefinite articles - "a" and "the". You can find exercises under the Grammar section.
Anonymous said…
Whas´t up Graham? I already said you last class that you have to fly to Scotland and you bring a Scotch haggis, afterwards you wear it to English class. You are clumsy in the kitchen, like me, so only you can wear meal from supermarket, I´m sorry.

Next day Mariangeles will wear a little bones and she really is a good cook.

I have learned your rules about article, other days I will continue. I promise you that I won´t fail, but only promise because I am not sure. I also know how it writes "whas´t up" in English. Thank you very much. José.
Graham said…
José,

I'll have you know that I can be quite good in the kitchen when I put my mind to it.

I'm looking forward to making shortbread for you.

I told you the other day that nobody was keen on eating the haggis that I brought to Spain. Everyone is so fussy here.


What's up Graham? (ahhhhh, now you know how much I hate it, you'll be starting every comment with this question!!!!)

I already told you last class that you have to fly to Scotland and bring a Scotch haggis, afterwards you bring it to English class. You are clumsy in the kitchen, like me, so you can only buy meals from the supermarket.

Next day Mariangeles will take little bones to class and she really is a good cook.

I have studied your rules about articles, I will continue another day. .... I also know how to use "what's up" in English.


The next post is on the differences between "wear", "carry", "take" and "bring".