It's mardi gras. Shrove Tuesday. Pancake Tuesday. When we were at school we'd be served pancakes for lunch - the last feast of the sweet little cakes before the 40 days of lenten fasting (well, fasting from frivolous foods such as pancakes). Nowadays I prefer to make thinner crepes (this recipe is for crepes), but I think the spirit of mardi gras is sufficiently fun-loving not to make an issue out of this. :)
Every one knows something about mardi gras - the parties in New Orleans, the masked carnivale of Venice, a day where pancakes are not only tasty but completely guilt-free.
These crepes are normally served as a sweet, with cream, jam, syrup, whatever. But if you are looking for a way to integrate them into your dinner proper - make some bolognese sauce, dollop some on, roll it up and voila, crepes bolognese!! Happy Pancake Day. xx
Serves 2 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder pinch salt 1 egg 300ml milk