Pancake Day is one of those great celebrations that you can join in as much or as little as you like. This year Shrove Tuesday is held on February 9th and there are plenty of ways that you can mark it if you’re staying in The City. From pancake races to cooking up some tasty treats in your serviced apartment, don’t let this fun occasion pass you by.
Get down to Leadenhall Market early to be treated to free pancakes and get a good spot to watch the action of the pancake race unfold. From midday, members of staff from local businesses will be battling it out to see who can complete the course while flipping a pancake at the same time. Great fun, especially when there are pancake calamities.
Go out for pancakes
There are plenty of places in The City that serve pancakes, but on Shrove Tuesday you want to make sure you get some really good ones and they don’t get much better than those served at The Breakfast Club. Head along to the diner, whether you’re after breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner and select from their extensive list of varieties. There’s pancakes with berries, maple syrup and vanilla ice cream; pancakes with an entire American breakfast inside; and even the wonderful sweet-savoury combo of bacon and maple syrup.
Enjoy pancakes with colleagues
Just because you’re in The City for work doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Pancake Day. Working lunches are commonplace, so why not suggest that you go out with colleagues and discuss business matters over pancakes instead. A great option is Tom’s Kitchen at St Katharine Docks, as the brasserie is giving a gourmet twist to its Shrove Tuesday offerings. Never mind sugar and lemon, we’re talking lobster and mustard or potato and duck egg. Your business associates will not be able to resist those.
Make pancakes in your SACO apartment kitchen
One of the many great things about pancakes is that they’re so easy to make and don’t require many ingredients at all. So just grab yourself some flour, eggs and milk, as well as the toppings of your choice and reach for the frying pan in your apartment kitchen.
Mix these ingredients in a bowl:
- 4oz flour
- 1 egg
- Half a pint of milk
Make sure the pan is really hot, add a little oil or butter and get started. Don’t worry if the first one doesn’t quite look right, they’ll get better as you go along and experimenting is half the fun.
Talking about experimenting, there are loads of ways to enjoy your pancakes, from the traditional lemon and sugar to piling on the maple syrup. For a healthier version, pick up some delicious fresh fruit from the market and have your pancakes brimming with berries or bananas. Alternatively, opt for a savoury version, such as cheese and spinach, which is particularly nice when baked in the oven with a few slices of tomato on top.