In Spain it’s called Carnival, in the US it’s Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, Christians refer to it as Shrove day and in Ireland it’s referred to as Pancake Tuesday. Tuesday (Feb. 16th) or the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday signifies the last day to party or eat too much before we enter into the fasting phase of lent (Cuaresma).
As Clare is from Ireland, she has prepared her version of Pancake Tuesday with this delicious recipe for Gluten-Free Crepes, which are very similar to pancakes.
- Self rising flour – flour containing a substance that makes cakes swell when they are cooked
- Raising agent – something added to cause the flour to be lifted up or become higher
- Trials and errors – a way of achieving an aim of solving a problem by trying a number of different methods and learning from the mistakes that you make
- Pseudo-cereal – a fake cereal
- Binds – to make a mixture stick together in a solid mass
- Sieve – /sɪv/ to put a liquid or powder through a sieve
- Pinch of … – a small amount of something that a person can hold between their first finger and thumb
- Free range eggs – eggs that come from chickens that were not kept in cages
- Spongy – soft and able to absorb or having already absorbed a lot of liquid, like a sponge
- Lumpy – containing little balls of flour or mixture
- To set – to leave a mixture to become hard or solid
- At least – the minimum
- A squeeze of… – to press something firmly
- To wilt (down) – to soften from the heat, to cook leaves