SHROVE TUESDAY•Shrove Tuesday is a Christian tradition.•In the UK, it is called PANCAKE TUESDAY.•Pancake Tuesday marks the first day of LENT,which is the 40 days and 40 nights beforeEASTER.•The date of Pancake Tuesday changes every yearbecause it is 40 days before Easter, and Easter is adifferent date each year.•This year Pancake Tuesday is Tuesday 12thFebruary.
WHY PANCAKES?•People traditionally made Pancakes on ShroveTuesday to use up all the eggs, flour, sugar andmilk before they began to FAST for lent.•People all over the UK cook pancakes in theirhomes on Pancake Tuesday, and TV showssometimes have Pancake Competitions on TV.
PANCAKE COMPETITIONS•People in England like to have competitions onPancake Tuesday•The two main types of Pancake competitions:•> Pancake Flipping Contests•> Pancake Races
PANCAKE FLIPPING CONTESTS•To Flip a pancake, is to toss it up in to the air, sothat it turns over in the pan.•The aim of the pancake flipping competition isto see how many times the contestants can fliptheir pancake within a certain time. E.g 2minutes•http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZON421BfzM
PANCAKE RACES•In some parts of England, every Pancake Daypeople hold Pancake Races’, where they runthrough the streets with their frying pans andtoss their pancakes.•The rules of the competition mean that youhave to wear an APRON and a BANDANA.•http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USJPkSG77Bk
HOW TO EAT PANCAKES?•Traditionally pancakes on Pancake Tuesday areeaten with sugar and lemon.•However, now people choose to put differentthings on their pancakes such as Nutella, orhoney.•The Pancakes are more similar to Crêpes, thanAmerican style pancakes.
HOW TO MAKE PANCAKES?Ingredients:•120 g plain flour•2 eggs•300 ml milk•cooking oil, for __________Method:1._______ the flour into a bowl and make a hole
TO COVER: To cover something is to put a lid on top of it, to keep the heat inside it.
TO FLIP/TOSS: To flip or to toss a pancake is to throw the pancake up in the air, out of the pan, and to catch it again. The pancake needs to be turned over on to the other side, so that both sides will be cooked.
TO SIFT: To sift means to use a sieve to filter flour, to removes any lumps from the flour.
TO WHISK: To whisk, means to mix all the ingredients together with a whisk, so that you end up with a smooth liquid.
TO SPREAD:To spread is to smooth the product out, sothat it is even and covers the whole surface.For example:Spreading butter or jam on toastSpreading oil into a pan
TO HEAT: To heat something up, is to turn something cold, into something hot, usually when talking about cooking food.
TO POUR: To pour means to transfer a liquid from one container to another.
FRYING: To fry something, is a way of cooking, in a special pan called a Frying Pan. We make pancakes in a frying pan.