Cooking and marketing tips for Pancake Day!

22nd January 2018 in Just for fun

Cooking and marketing tips for Pancake Day!

Shrove Tuesday History

This year Pancake Day will be on February 13. As soon as you know it it’ll be time to head to the shops for flour and eggs. Supposedly 52 million eggs are used on pancake day, a holiday which is over 1000 years old. Also known as Shrove Tuesday, a Christian tradition where a bell would be rung, and people would go to church for confession.

It was the last opportunity for people to cook any leftover fats and eggs. The reason we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday is because fat, butter and eggs all used to be banned during Lent. The ingredients in pancakes symbolise four significant points:

  • Eggs-Creation
  • Flour-The staff of life
  • Salt-Wholesomeness
  • Milk-Purity

On average we consume two pancakes per person on Pancake Day, a great excuse to eat unhealthily for a day. In France people will touch the handle of the frying pan and make a wish before flipping their pancakes. Shrove Tuesday is also known as Mardi Gras, which means ‘Fat Tuesday.’

Pancake Making Tips

  • Rest the batter after making it, leaving it to stand for an hour will help make your pancakes fluffier
  • Make sure the pan is hot enough, otherwise the batter will soak up the butter or oil and you don’t want the pancake to be greasy
  • Pancakes should only be flipped once, as flipping it too many times will cause it to lose its fluffy texture
  • Use a ladle, this will allow you to spread the pancake batter evenly and quickly has many kitchenware products to help you cook pancakes this year, including aprons, mixing spoons and measuring jugs. You can display your business logo on these promotional products, making it perfect for cookery or charity events. Our experienced design team offer unlimited free visuals on all promotional products, to inquire please speak to our sales team 0116 3660052.

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