Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Mardi Gras - Shroves Tuesday - Fastnacht Day

In Germany it is tradition to eat jam doughnuts on Fastnacht Day, the day before Ash Wednesday.
In England this Day is called Shroves Tuesday. To shrive means to obtain absolution for one's sins by way of confession and doing penance. In the Uk this day is also known as Pancake Day and up to today, pancakes are baked in many households on this day. Even the royal-bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, tossed around pancakes (sorry but I, too, have to cover the royal wedding *hehe*)


So I stayed traditional, too, in an English way with lemony pancakes:

Unfortunately they crumbled a bit while attempting to roll them up :(  Vegan pancakes are a bit more brittle than eggy ones. Although this didn't affect the taste of course. Here is the recipe:

Vegan Shroves Day pancakes

 175 g flour
1 tablespoon muscovado sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
300 ml almond mild
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
safflower oil for frying

cinnamon - sugar mix
lemon juice

What to do:

First mix all the dry ingredients, than pour in the almond milk, mix well and add the sunflower oil. Heat the safflower oil and when hot pour in a quarter of the batter. Even out the batter in the pan. Fry both sides, turning carefully with a spatula or flip it in the air if you dare :)

Roll up pancakes and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mix. Drizzle over the lemon juice. Devour :)

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