Wednesday, February 9

Pancake day

Yesterday was a pancake day (Shrove Tuesday). This is one of the days I love in England. Shops always get prepared and have lots of gooddies like delicious Canadian Maple Syrup.
I was reading how they make it in Canada. They drill holes in the tree trunks, insert a tube and the siphoned syrup trickles out to a bucket underneath. It comes up from the tree roots up to the bark in spring when it gets warm. Collected syrup is then taken to be heated above fire to 104 degrees and out of 40 litres - 1 litre of syrup is made. So it is a lengthy procedure.
I also got a fantastic recipe from our fellow foodie writer( ) for real french crepes. They add mineral water to make them really light and thin and also flavourings like vanilla and rum(I tried whisky which worked beatifully).

French Crepes
Look for February 8, 2005.

Pancakes (Dolky)

This type of pancake is in the form of a smaller(the size of the palm of your hand), round, soft and fluffy shape.
200 self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
300 ml milk
lump of butter

Mix the above ingredients with a handy mixer(if you have one, if not, use a whisker). Once nice and smooth, add:
Then heat 1 tsp of butter in a pan(preferably non-stick, otherwise use more butter). Once hot, pour one small ladle-size amount of the pancake batter on one side of the pan, leaving space for few more. When the first one is slightly set, pour another amount next to it, and so on.
Don't forget to check the first ones and turn them around.
Once you have finished, stack these small cute pancakes on top of each other on serving plates, pour maple syrup over them and serve.


Blogger FoodNinja said...

as a real canadian... I must say that I agree.. maple syrup rocks.. there is a Sugar shack in my town that makes it localy..

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