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Shrove Tuesday Pancakes

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About 18 pancakes

Shrove Tuesday Pancakes

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In some countries, Shrove Tuesday is also called Pancake Day! We’ve updated our pancake recipe so that you can easily whip it up in a blender. These delicious pancakes have more of a crepe consistency, as was traditional. The lemon juice and sprinkled sugar are optional toppings. We’re big fans of lemon!

Why pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? Traditionally, the 40 days of Lent leading up to Easter was a time of fasting. Eggs and fat were once forbidden, so on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent, bakers would use up those stores to make donuts, pancakes, and other treats. Learn more about Shrove Tuesday, also called Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras!

Looking for more pancake recipes? On this Web site, you will also find Buttermilk PancakesRye Pancakes, Cottage Cheese Pancakes, Buttermilk and Banana Pancakes, Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes, Whole Wheat Pancakes, Black Forest Apple Pancakes, Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes, German Pancakes, Pumpkin Pancakes, Maple Pecan Oat Pancakes, and more pancake recipes. Get the idea?!

4 large eggs, beaten
1 cup whole milk (do not use low fat)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
sugar or powdered sugar for topping, optional
fresh lemon juice for topping, optional

Put your oven on low heat so it will keep pancakes warm while you make them.

Mix all ingredients in a blender except the optional toppings. 

Preheat a greased skillet over medium-high heat. (We use butter.)

Drop batter (a few tablespoons) in skillet. 

Brown on both sides over low heat (about 45 seconds a side).

Sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice (if using).