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Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Pancake Day 2021 : Why Not Make Some Low Carb Pancakes !

Yes today, February 16th 2021, is Pancake Day! Will you be enjoying some? Will you be flipping some? Now that can be fun - but have you the skill? Eddie and I will be enjoying some low carb pancakes (see recipe below). We particularly like them with some low carb fruits, but dear reader you choose your accompaniment.

image from google

Pancake Day falls in February each year, and many of us stock up with the  ingredients and toppings we prefer, some like savoury, while others prefer sweet.

Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is an annual feast day which dates back to the 16th century, and a day to indulge before the restrictions of Lent.

Pancake ingredients, various toppings and recipes are spotted everywhere as February begins. With Covid lockdown still in place, many may be looking forward to an excuse for indulging and celebrating before Easter.

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent.

On Shrove Tuesday, traditionally pancakes were made as a way to use up foods like fat, eggs, milk and sugar before the 40 days of Lent.

While this may not be so strictly followed today, many people around the world enjoy pancakes in various forms on Pancake Day.

Whether your favourite topping be Nutella, Biscoff spread, fruit, Greek yoghurt or bacon on your pancakes! Perhaps 
fill them with cream cheese and finely chopped spring onions  - however you enjoy them - the day is here.

Yes, in 2021, Pancake Day falls on Tuesday, February 16th. However, the date of Pancake Day changes each year, as it always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday.

This means Easter Sunday 2021 is on Sunday, April 4.

For those observing Lent, the 40 days of fasting begins on Wednesday, February 17.

Lent marks the 40 days Jesus was said to have spent in the desert, avoiding temptation from the devil.

And so, traditionally those marking the period give up things they usually indulge in or even fast.

Today many give up things like fizzy drinks, chocolate, and even limit screen time.

Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the word shrive, which means "absolve".

In Christianity, the day is a time to confess any sins and ask for absolution from God.

In present times, here in the UK, under Covid lockdown rules churches can stay open, but with limits on capacity depending on the size of the building, following a risk assessment. Where possible, when visiting a place of worship you should stay local and avoid travelling outside your local area, meaning your village or town, or part of a city.
Words above taken from article here

But on to the Low Carb Crepes / Pancakes Recipe

These crepes/pancakes are virtually carb. free and are very easy to make - although you use ricotta cheese they do not taste of cheese.

makes between 6 and 8 crepes/pancakes
200 Grams of ricotta cheese
3 eggs
I teaspoon of cinnamon
A splash of milk

1. Mix the cheese, eggs and cinnamon into a small mixing bowl, a
dd a splash of milk if the mix is too thick to run freely.
2. Place a small knob of butter into a frying pan, I use a small omelette pan 8".
3. Heat the butter and spoon in 3 table spoons of mix. Fry until firm then turn over and cook for one minute or until the crepe is starting to brown.
4. Allow to cool and fill with cream cheese and finely chopped spring onions or smoked salmon and asparagus tips, whatever you like. Roll up the crepe and enjoy.
5. Great at any time and very good for the lunch box or picnics.
6. Also great warm with some low carb berries and double cream.
7. Or why not serve with a slice of lemon - gently squeezed over the crepes.

The important thing is to enjoy your pancake day 2021.

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipes within this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Rose said...

I won't be making pancakes...I don't know why but i have not made any in ages. I used to make them, then Roger took over making pancakes. Then he had his stroke and we have not made any since then. And I should cause he really likes them.

William Kendall said...

I'm not much of a cook, but I think I'll go to a spot that does take out and get some in the morning.

Tom said...

...buckwheat pancakes are a spring tradition is this area.

aussie aNNie said...

This is a fabulous love pancakes so delish. ♥

Fun60 said...

I love pancakes and have always made then on shrove Tues. I enjoy them with lemon and a tiny bit of sugar. Yummy.

Practical Parsimony said...

I have been saying for two months that I am going to make pancakes. Maybe I will. I have a can of apricot filling that might be great over pancakes.

Elephant's Child said...

Ricotta pancakes? Now there's a thought. Thank you.

Jo said...

I doubt we'll make any pancakes now that it's just the two of us. We often made pancakes when the kids were little, and not just on Shrove Tuesday.

Ella said...

I love Pancakes!
This is my sin because ... I can't help it! LOL
Thank you for the recipe.

JFM said...

Thank you once again Jan...this is perfect!
Hubby loves pancakes!

linda said...

That's an interesting recipe for pancakes I'll have to try it. I bought some pancakes for the first time ever just to see what they are like, I haven't quite decided on the topping yet.

kathyinozarks said...

I have not made pancakes for us in a long time and we always loved them. your recipe sounds interesting-but we have needed to cut back on cheeses since we have gotten older. these sound good though. I loved seeing the chef flipping his pancakes-cute. Happy pancake day and stay warm Kathy

Laura. M said...

Disfrutad del día con estos ricos pancakes.
Buen martes.Cuidaros.
Un abrazo.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've been so OUT of it the past week or so, I forgot about pancake day. I see Liberal, Kansas and Olney, England have postponed this year's race until 2022. I am so glad you reminded me, though.

Lorrie said...

I enjoy pancakes, and a low carb version like these would be great!

Snowbird said...

Oh goodness, I totally forgot it was Pancake

Jeanie said...

I have never heard of pancake day but it sounds like a very good idea!

happyone said...

Wow pancake day already - didn't realize that the day had come around again. Funny thing though, I did have a pancake for breakfast.

DVArtist said...

I would love these pancakes. Mr. M. however eats them full bodied with mild and egg. LOL

This N That said...

I'll have to keep this recipe...for that occasional pancake that I splurge on..I'm overdue!!

Teresa said...

Muy interesante y bonito ramo de narcisos. Besos.

Magic Love Crow said...

I love pancakes! We didn't have any this year! Thanks for the recipe! Big Hugs!

Iris Flavia said...

And another one added to the list!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Jan, I used to make pancakes for my kids that were made with cottage cheese and they were heavenly. Yours look so tasty and so versatile.

Debbie said...

pancakes and daffodils, what could be better!!