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Homemade Pancakes – Festivity

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Folks, We see many people defining Food as fun, life, or festivity. Several festivals all across the globe are celebrated in the name of food with all zeal and zest. So to be more précised, food is an excuse for festivity.

There is no better way to enjoy food than by attending a festival.

Festivals promoting traditional and unique cuisines and desserts are more likely to be more successful and famous among people. And also it leaves a massive impact on food culture.

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  • Pancakes easy to go, easy to make are truly a global phenomenon.
  • It’s one of the oldest foods known to men. Despite having similar ingredients in all parts of the world; homemade pancakes do differ in shape, texture, and size depending upon respective traditions and cultures.
  • From the Japanese Okonomiyaki to the Ethiopian Injera to the Russian Bellini, every culture has a homemade Pancake of its own. They can be sweet and savory.
  • A wide variety of vegetable Pancakes are found in the Far East.

Homemade Pancakes Quick recipe

  • The fact Pancakes are old school and the first-ever Pancake was made about 12000 years ago with grains and nuts.
  • Now, as Pancakes are so common and easy to make kind of meal, from a miner to businessmen it’s there in the reach of everyone around the globe.
  • The majority of the people prefer homemade Pancakes because of such quick and crisp recipes given below. You can make at least 6 to a dozen Pancakes within no time.

Ingredients for Homemade Pancakes

  1. Flour: 100g
  2. Eggs: 2-3
  3. Milk: 300ml
  4. Oil: 15ml (extra for frying)
  5. A pinch of salt

Homemade Pancakes Recipe Procedure

  • You have to make a batter of flour, milk, oil, and salt in a bowl. Whisk them together. Crack the eggs into the batter. Whisk them again, until your batter becomes a smooth liquid.
  • (Not necessary, but in case you do have some time) leave the batter for some good 15-20 minutes.
  • (On the stove) put some oil in the frying pan and heat the pan at a medium temperature.
  • When the oil is hot, pour a big spoonful of batter into the pan and move the pan so that the batter covers the pan.
  • Cook the pancake at a medium temperature until both sides turn golden.
  • You are ready with your homemade Pancake.
  • Serve it with your favorite or available topping.

Ever heard of the Pancake festival? Pancake breakfast? Celebrating Pancakes …. For a die-hard pancake lover or fan, this might be one of the amazing experiences to be in that festivity. Homemade pancakes are considered the ideal street food or festival food. The art of cracking eggs, the sound of stirring the batter, and the sizzling of fat on a hotplate are what you will witness in a pancake festival.

Pancakes are much more than just edibles. There are numerous festivals regarding pancakes where homemade pancakes are promoted and celebrated religiously, culturally, and publically. Amazingly Pancake Day is celebrated every year before Easter. So there’s a lot about pancakes we need to know about it.

Pancake Day

  • Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday to give it its proper name, is the Tuesday seven weeks before Easter that marks the start of Lent.
  • The last day or the last chance for people to eat whatever they chose before they began to fast and was an opportunity for them to eat whatever was left in the pantry or kitchen.
  • You might be thinking that why pancakes?????? The reason is way back in the day, people used to get rid of all of their fatty things such as milk, egg, and butter so, what better thing to make from those ingredients than Pancake? Fair Enough!
  • Pancake Day varies every year. It’s usually between February and March depending upon the date of Easter.
  • According to an estimate, around 117 million homemade pancakes are eaten on a single day in England, an average of 2 pancakes per person, while 52 million eggs are sold on Pancake Day in Britain. Woah!!!
  • Moreover, it’s quite surprising that homemade pancakes despite having the same simple ingredients differ traditionally. For instance, it’s flat and fluffy in the UK, but quite thick in the US.

Pancake Race

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  • It is not all about making, celebrating, and enjoying homemade pancakes rather it also includes fun activities such as pancake race.
  • Pancake Race is usually held in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England every year on Pancake Day. Traditions say that the first pancake race was held in 1445.
  • In keeping with the story of a woman who was so busy making homemade pancakes that she was about to miss her church service, she opted to run out of the house flipping pancakes on her pan to prevent it from burning.
  • Later, this act is observed traditionally by women from all over the UK on Pancake Day. This race is famously a ladies-only competition.

Maslenitsa Fest

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  • Lacy, multi-colored, and with the most unusual tastes, numerous types of homemade pancakes are offered at Malenitsa Festival in Russia (also known as Mardi Gras). This festival lasts for a week.
  • According to an estimate, more than 70 thousand homemade pancakes are eaten on the street of Moscow.
  • The most popular among them are chocolate, Pistachio, Beetroot, and Herring. This festival takes place at 30 venues throughout the city.
  • Muscovites wait for the traditional round dance, carnival, and battle for the snow fortress. This Pancake Week is celebrated with full zest as it brings joy and happiness throughout.

Uzgavenes Festival

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  • Most of the English countries having Christian majority celebrate Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) as a festival.
  • Similarly, Lithuania celebrates this day named Uzgavenes in a similar manner.
  • A day of joy and happiness! People sing together from house to house, covering their faces with the mask, dressed in devils and witches and other creatures, which at the end of the day, they put on the fire and burn it on the ground.
  • That depicts burning all the bad deeds and doings and getting to a new start. Above all, they cherish every moment of joy eating homemade Pancakes all day.

Pancake breakfast

As mentioned earlier, Pancake is more than just edible. There are certain things, traditions, religious symbols attached to it. Besides all this festivity, people from all over the world voluntarily cook a large number of homemade pancakes and other breakfast items and distribute them among the general public for free. For instance, Lubbock Lion’s Club arranges a massive fundraiser event every year to help the needy. In that case, homemade pancakes are sold at a nominal cost to raise funds for over 30 charities.

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Magudeswaran
Magudeswaran
My full name is S. Magudeswaran, am working as a Professional Knits Garments CAD pattern designer, in the Knits Garments Industry for the past 15 years. And also I have an interest in writing blogs about healthy foods.
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