Pancakes & Pears

I love traditions- particularly when they involve food. Shrove Tuesday is the first day of of fasting and prayer in the Christian period of Lent. We don’t do much “shriving” these days (absolution and penitence) and our fasting rituals are more likely to be diets than for religious abstinence but we do enjoy the odd pancake day glut!

Pancake sliding out of the skillet

This year we ate ours with gorgeous poached pears gently simmered in water with a splash of wine. There are without doubt more traditional ways of enjoying pancakes – but few as delicately delicious!

Poaching pears


Published by annie, on 8th March 2011 at 9:10 pm. Filled under: Vintage Events,Vintage Food Tags: , , , , No Comments