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A rerun of one of our most popular posts on Honey…From Sally the health benefits of this lovely liquid and from me the recipes…I hope you enjoy!

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via Smorgasbord Health Column Rewind – Cook from Scratch with Sally and Carol – Honey: Nectar of the Gods

I hope you have enjoyed this rerun of this post on honey if you have please share on your favourite social media and have a happy Wednesday xx

Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day…Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday.

Who doesn’t like a nice thin, lacy pancake with sugar and lemon? Pancakes are eaten almost all over the world in one form or another so although plain and simple is my favourite I don’t mind some of the other versions on occasions.

I am also quite good at tossing them much to the surprise of the kids although not sure how I would fare in some of the pancake races which are held throughout the Uk and tossing them while running…lol….that would be a sight to behold…

The first recorded pancake race was way back in 1445 in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England. Since 1950 Olney has competed against women of Liberal, Kansas, the USA in an international race.

Tradition declares that the race was first run in the year 1445, pancakes at the time being a popular dish, receiving royal favour. It was run on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent, and the whole day was given over to a festival of celebration, pranks and pastimes. It is not known where the original start line was but the finish line was at the Church door. The winner has to bang on the door with her frying pan…

 

Did you know????

The largest pancake was created in Rochdale, Manchester, the UK in 1994, by the Co-Operative Union, Ltd. Measuring 15.01 m (49 ft 3 in) in diameter and 2.5 cm (1 in) thick, the pancake weighed 3 tonnes (6,614 lb) and took more than just a frying pan to flip over!

In total, Brits use an unbelievable 52 million eggs on Pancake Day. That’s 22 million more than any other day.

The most flips anyone has ever done with a pancake is 349 flips in two minutes. That’s ‘flipping’ good’!

We all have our preferences for pancake toppings but the weirdest pancake toppings have to be ketchup and mustard, please…Nooooo! peanut butter and ice cream, coco pops and cream…I just love maple syrup on mine or lemon..simples is best!

The Guinness World Record for the most pancakes served in eight hours is 34,818.

William Shakespeare was also a pancake lover! It is reflected in many of his plays. When Shakespeare was alive Shrove Tuesday is much as it is today – that is people ate plenty of pancakes!.  Dinner was a midday meal instead of evening, and the pancakes would follow their main meal. The Tudors enjoyed heavily spiced foods and regularly included ale or beer as ingredients instead of water. They ate very rich foods, and their pancakes could have been enriched with rose-water, sherry, eggs, ale or butter – or a mixture of them all

In France and the United States, Pancake day is called Mardi Gras which means ‘Fat’ or ‘Grease Tuesday’.

Simple Pancake batter recipe.

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100 gm flour

2 eggs

300 ml milk

Oil/ butter for frying

Lemon wedges to serve

Sugar to serve

Let’s Cook!

Put your flour, eggs, milk, pinch salt in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Chill in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.

Using an omelette or crepe pan add a knob of butter and when melted add some of your mix to pan and roll about to cover the bottom…I like my pancake thin so don’t use too much mix others like theirs thicker but personal choice.

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Cook until nicely golden and flip over and cook the other side …keep warm in the oven while you are cooking all your pancakes.

Serve with a good squeeze of lemon and a sprinkling of sugar.

That is my way, plain and simple but it is your opportunity to use your favourite toppings…

What do you top your pancakes with??? Please tell me in comments…

Pancakes are made all over the world and vary somewhat… if you missed my post on how they are made here in Thailand then I have added the link for you to enjoy these were made down in one of the local homes here and they kindly let us take the photos…It is a family affair both young and old play their part…I found it fascinating…

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/traditional-handmade-thai-pancakes-khao-gle-at/

Thank you for reading and have a lovely weekend xx

 

 

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from our own actions….Dalai Lama

 

Those two little birdies have flown the nest….just like our own babies do… I now have another nest..in my post box!

But as the postman very rarely uses it…as we say here.. TIT( This is Thailand) they can probably hatch and grow in peace……what I am really saying is; Post……. I don’t get..there must be this black hole somewhere……we were expecting a parcel and went to the post office Wednesday and there it sat…been there 5 days….didn’t even ask…ha ha…TIT.

When in Thailand..my motto is ” at least try it”…try it I did…..Ants Eggs…..which actually were not that bad….not much taste really…..bit of a no-no for me….give me something with lots of chilli any day.

Reading other blogs and realising a big percentage of my readers and bloggers come from the US,  I have been struck by how many  written references to God there are.

Although as a child I attended Sunday School and Church as I grew older……was even a choir girl…..I am confirmed and I take communion when I can and have found a church here which although different to mine….the teachings are the same…the differences  is it’s far more relaxed , singing…even food is eaten during the service. I was also struck by how many of the same young men that I have seen in local bars, who cage fight or you just see around having fun were also at the service….not that I think that anyone who frequents bars, cage fights or has good, clean fun should not enter a place of worship…….it was refreshing to think they were there with their  young families and friends worshiping the same God as I.

Commenting on a blog  about this..those written references which we British don’t generally do…..I believe in  God but  suppose wouldn’t write it for all to see and the lady who replied to my comment as I said I felt silly making that comment to her…… suggested that I shouldn’t feel silly..but should maybe start with a favorite verse of mine..so from this sometimes staid English Lady is one of my favorite verses.

Galatians 5:22-23   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.  

 Look what I got ……sitting on the beach with my sundowner…..fending off the ever-present sellers of  touristy bits and bobs…….a man appeared carrying a very heavy-looking bucket ….what did he have…had to look and what a surprise…it was fresh, very fresh honeycomb..and he strained the most glorious bottle of fresh honey…just had to purchase..it tastes so fresh and very slightly scented…amazing SAM_6809and a beautiful golden colour.

Just the thing to make some delish Honey, Lemon Pancakes.

Makes 5-6 .

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup coconut flour.
  • 1 tbsp honey.
  • 1 cup coconut milk.
  • 8 eggs.
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda.
  • Coconut oil or butter for frying, lemon wedges and extra honey to serve.

Let’s Cook!

Place all of the pancake ingredients in a large bowl and combine well. Heat a frying pan on medium-high heat and add one teaspoon of coconut oil, covering the base of the pan while it melts. Add a large scoop of pancake batter into the frying pan and cook until the top of the pancake begins to bubble and has started to cook. Flip the pancake over and cook for further 1-2 minutes or until the pancake has cooked through. Repeat with the remaining batter then serve with a drizzle of honey and a lemon wedge for squeezing the juice over the pancakes.

And enjoy!

 

Until next time x