Cooking on Shrove Tuesday

Making pancakesIn this time of austerity and belt tightening, I thought it might be nice to turn to the wisdom of Mrs Beaton to brighten the day with her much neglected recipe for richer pancakes. You won’t see cooking like this from Jamie Oliver, Jack Monroe and co.

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 pint of cream
  • 1/4 lb of loaf sugar
  • 1 glass of sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoonful of nutmeg
  • flour

Ascertain that the eggs are extremely fresh, beat them well, strain and mix with them the cream, pounded sugar, wine, nutmeg, and as much flour as will make the batter nearly as thick as that for ordinary pancakes. Make the frying-pan hot, wipe it with a clean cloth, pour in sufficient batter to make a thin pancake, and fry it for about 5 minutes. Dish the pancakes piled one above the other, strew sifted sugar between each and serve.
Time: – About 6 minutes.
Sufficient to make 8 pancakes

If you’re an MP don’t forget to expense all of the ingredients.

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