I always associate February with pancakes. Though this year Pancake Day falls a little later, on March 5th. Traditionally, Christian thought behind eating pancakes was to use up any indulgences in the house before the beginning of Lent. I’m sure in 2019, the word ‘indulgence’ does not bring to mind these simple ingredients of eggs, milk and flour.
Some Christians believe that the four ingredients in pancakes represent the four pillars of the Christian faith. That is flour for sustenance, eggs for creation, milk for purity and salt for wholesomeness. Today, these are some very sustaining, staple ingredients which we often overlook when thinking of how to put together a simple lunch.
It’s half-term so producing simple lunches is so important and making up some pancake mixture to pop in the fridge before bedtime can be hugely helpful when it comes to lunch or dinner the next day.
Here we have sautéed spring onions until soft, poured in the batter mixture, snipped in a handful of coriander and popped on either a sprinkle of cheddar or a wedge of classic French cheese such as melt in the mouth Chaource AOP. Alongside we sautéed forest mushrooms and a little oil and garlic to be served on top of the pancake.
A delicious anytime pancake.