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Pancakes! Pancakes!

Today is Shrove Tuesday

 a/k/a/ Mardi Gras

or

Fat Tuesday

and is also, also known as

PANCAKE TUESDAY

That would be today, day before Ash Wednesday, which is the day when Lent begins. Today is the day to traditionally chow down before the fasting begins. Chow down on pancakes.

pancake EC

Eric Carle walks you through everything you need to do to make pancakes in this gem. First, harvest the grain…..

As it happened, the box I was unpacking while waiting for the Blizzard (I’m sure it has a name, but we are NOT on speaking terms, raging storm and I) was the pile of magazines that was beside my reading chair the night before the fire in my old place. Since it was a Friday night, and the recycling was due on the curb first thing Tuesday morning, I was going through my April issues, earmarking, ripping out, passing on…..It’s a little spooky to find a magazine folded back to a page you left it on months earlier, let me tell you.

But FoodNetwork Magazine April 2015 issue was a special BREAKFAST issue

FNMApr 2015

So, of coarse, there’s a pancake story.

Pancakes, Your Way

click the links

FLUFFY

DINER-STYLE

THIN AND LACY

MULTIGRAIN

jack-of-lent

17th century English  Hunger is following Jack of Lent, riding a fish, following Shrove Tuesday who has a pancake pan, and possibly some weight issues….

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Pushing the Envelope

Pancake Tuesday was last Tuesday, but I didn’t want to wait another. Pancake Tuesday is also known as Shrove Tuesday in England, but thanks to New Orleans many of us know it as

MARDI GRAS

mardi gras sign

Fat Tuesday

and even though it was last Tuesday and not today,  pancakes are still good. Another Kathleen told me that Rosa Parks had a pancake recipe in her papers, one for peanut butter pancakes no less. Check it out.

Notice the gloved hand of the curator going through the Rosa Parks paper.

Notice the gloved hand of the curator going through the Rosa Parks paper.

Notice also that the pancake recipe is on the back of an envelope. I’ve done that, too.

Rosa Parks in 1950.

Rosa Parks in 1950.

Close up of the recipe…..

Rosa Parks recipe for featherlight pancakes - written on the back of an envelope

Making some peanut butter pancakes last Tuesday.....all part of the pilgrim training. There were also Gervase Markham's 1617 pancakes and Amelia Simmons 1796 slapjacks

Making some peanut butter pancakes last Tuesday…..all part of the pilgrim training. There were also Gervase Markham’s 1617 pancakes and Amelia Simmons 1796 slapjacks

Featherlite Pancakes

Sift together

1 cup flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
½ teaspoon table salt
2 tablespoons sugar

Mix

1 egg
1 1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon shortening, melted, or oil

Combine with dry ingredients

Cook at 275 degrees F on griddle

This is the batter - and I forgot baking powder - but they were still really, really GOOD.

This is the batter – and I forgot baking powder – but they were still really, really GOOD.

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