21 February 2012

Let's Celebrate Pancake Style


The Breslins Ricotta Pancakes with Orange Sauce


Today is Shrove Tuesday which to me has always been referred to as "Pancake Day."  Perishables like eggs and dairy products, which are generally banned during Lent, need to be used up and if you practice religious holidays this is your last night to indulge in rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. There is no better way to use up these ingredients today than in our favourite breakfast treat... pancakes!! 




Of course Canada is not the only country celebrating this time of year. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday" in New Orleans (in English tradition, Shrove Tuesday), what’s known as Paczki Day (pronounced much like ‘punch-key’) in Poland, Fastnacht Day or Fausnaught Day in Switzerland and then there is Italy with Carnavale....all celebrations whose roots began in using up perishables before the Lenten season.


We always celebrated Pancake Day when we were kids, so, in the naivety of a child I thought it was a British thing. What kid, or adult for that matter, wouldn't want to have pancakes for supper with loads of Canadian maple syrup!!!! You don't have to be British, Catholic, Polish, follow Lent or be in New Orleans or Italy to have some delicious pancakes for supper on Shrove Tuesday!! You don't need to have traditional pancakes either. Celebrate with waffles, crepes or even latkes! Of course I am not partying it up as they are in New Orleans but am celebrating in my own quiet way.


Here are some More Than Burnt Toast ideas to celebrate. We love pancakes around here. Get create and celebrate with something magical in  your own kitchen. What is your favourite pancake?


Tiramisu Pancakes
Raspberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Baked Apple Pancakes
Tropical Mango Pancakes with Brown Sugar Syrup
Blackberry Mascarpone Crepes
Banana Sour Cream Pancakes
Nalesniki (Polish Crepes)
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Raspberry Maple Syrup
Ned's Fluffy Pancakes
Dutchbaby with Blackberries and Blackberry Honey
Lemon Ricotta Souffle Pancakes
Fanny Farmers Raised Waffles
Bruce Paltrow's World Famous Pancakes
Galettes de Sarrasin (Buckwheat Crepes) au Fromage
Buttermilk Pumpkin Waffles with Sautéed Cider Apples and Maple Syrup
Gingerbread Waffles with Apples and Cranberries
The Breslins Ricotta Pancakes with Orange Sauce

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34 comments:

  1. I love pancakes! Happy Shrove Tuesday.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. You are truly the pancake queen, Val!
    Great background on Fat Tuesday.

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  3. Nice! I think I'm going to make pancakes for breakfast :D

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  4. Oh, those look fabulous! That orange sauce...mmmmmm... I'm off to make pancakes for breakie on this Shrove Tuesday!

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  5. Reading your post is my first celebration of Fat Tuesday. The pancakes look so good--just the right touch of butter and syrup.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  6. These Ricotta Pancakes are making me so hungry...bet they are wonderful with the orange sauce!

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  7. I was just saying I feel like I'd be missing out if I didn't have some pancakes today! What a great list of options.

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  8. Looks delicious! Love ricotta in pancakes!

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  9. Pancakes are the best to celebrate today's occasion for sure!

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  10. Great for Fat Tuesday! They look delicious. I love your version, Val!

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  11. I had pancakes for dinner. Lovely. I would love for you to submit a recipe to my celebration of vegetarian Indian dishes. It can even be something from your archives. Details are on my blog. xx

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  12. well i will certainly not be giving up eggs or dairy for lent...so I have plenty of time to make these! They all sound so excellent!

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  13. As much as I love a stack of pancakes I don't make them very often. That orange sauce makes them oh, so tempting.

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  14. One can never get tiered of pancakes! Tasty post!

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  15. We're not even Catholic, and I think this is the first Shrove Tuesday I haven't made pancakes!

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  16. My kids love pancake day. It's usually during the week-end. I like to serve from Quebec Maple Syrup. Have a great day Val!

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  17. Love the orange sauce Val - they look amazing!

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  18. These have to be the most tempting pancakes;lovely.
    Rita

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  19. We have always celebrated Shrove Tuesday with pasta. Imagine my family's surprise yesterday when they came home to pancakes. Your pancakes are all delectable - loving the sauce. Now I wish I had been more imaginative.

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  20. pancakes should have more than one day of recognition, if you ask me. what a marvelous and highly adaptable creation they are!

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  21. How is it I never heard of Pancake Tuesday before? These certainly look like the perfect way to usher in the Lenten season.

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  22. Mmmm love the sound of that orange sauce!!

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  23. I never heard of Shrove Tuesday before - I guess I've been deprived as these look amazing! The ricotta sounds so delicious - I already know I will love these! Thanks Val!

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  24. I've never heard of pancake day, Val. :-) But it sounds like a perfectly splendid tradition. I think my favorite ones are Swedish pancakes filled with sour cream and berry jam. :-)

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  25. Ricotta pancakes are the best. Your photo makes them irresistable.

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  26. What an interesting background that is to a day I never knew meant so much. And yes, nobody can say No to pancakes, not even adults! At least not this one :D

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  27. Gorgeous pancakes - and I think some sort of citrus should be compulsory with all pancakes!! :)

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  28. It's funny because for us is not Tuesday, it's Thursday. I don't know why. And we also celebrated it before you did: Jueves lardero was feb 16th.

    Anyways, your pancakes look tremendous to me.... please I want them with some chocolate and honey :D

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  29. These look so good. We had pancakes on Tuesday too, but I didn't get a chance that day to post.

    Excuse me if I already asked, but I would love for you to submit a vegetarian Indian recipe to my February event. Details on my blog.

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  30. pancakes look wonderful lovely breakfast

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  31. Looks so delicious! Your entire blog does actually!

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  32. I am so inteersted in this orange sause and cannot wait to try it.

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  33. I must be hungry right now because I want everything I see, including these pancakes at lunch time!

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Val

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