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Monday, 11 February 2013

Pancake {Shrove} Tuesday, Tea + Lent ! 2.12.13

Shrove Tuesday Pancakes and Tea !

mmmm mmm....
pancake tuesday!

our day of celebration
in preparation for the beginning of Lent
wouldn't be complete without
sharing a fave pancake recipe -
 my father was pancake master with this
and thankfully my son has carried on his talent!

it's a german pancake,
thin, with a softness that allows rolling,
which is exactly what we do
once sprinkled sugar has been added, 
liberally covering the top!
then the platter is popped back into the warm oven
while we wait to serve the completed pancakes !

1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs
2 cups milk

combine flour and salt, add eggs and milk. 
whip with whisk until free of lumps,
and a thin batter.

heat your fave frying pan.
{  cast iron pan or low sided pans work well }
when hot, melt butter to coat,
then pour approx 1/4 cup batter into the pan
{ tilting the pan until a thin layer covers the bottom }.

cook on medium high until pancake is set.
flip and brown until golden underneath.
watch carefully so that these don't brown too quickly.

remove to plate,
sprinkle with icing sugar or fine berry sugar.
 rolled and kept warm in the oven,
then served with fruit, preserves, lemon juice or maple syrup.

 table prepared in purple for Lent ..

tea brewed at the  ready!

Are  you  ready
for the pleasure of a perfect Pancake Tuesday? !

Thank you for joining me !

As we begin our Lenten journey tomorrow,
I'm hoping we're ready to reflect on what distractions 
we might choose to remove from our life ...
what keeps us from developing a deeper relationship
with God ... ?
I know I benefit when I intentionally choose 
to use that extra time gained
to focus an undivided heart on my One True Love.
I want to allow that focus to direct my meditation 
and reflection throughout Lent.

 The growth is amazing,
as Holy Spirit trains me to hear His voice
above the call of distractions
and leads me in paths that follow God's heart.

May we be blessed as we journey this path together...
A path of awe and wonder of God
where we actually #livewonderstruck

Thank you for journeying the path with me ...

Linking with Sarah at Hope in Every Season

Thank You, Sarah!

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and the True Vine CHallenge with Cheryl


Terri said...

What a beautiful way to begin your new year with such reflection.
Your post is lovely and heartfelt.
Blessings on your Lenten journey.

dsblanchard said...

I sent this link to my son, the pancake king at his house. We have a German heritage so he just might try these. Thanks for sharing! Have a Blessed Shrove Tuesday.


Bernideen said...

Tea and pancakes - perfectly lovely!

Antiques And Teacups said...

The Victorians often served pancakes at tea...or griddle cakes as they are also called, with sugar sprinkled on. But then Victoria's beloved Albert was German! Quite tasty and a great message for the season of love! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

We're having a pancake supper at church tonight but we probably won't be going. Our daughter gets home from school too late, and it's going to be pouring down rain!

I'll go to Ash Wednesday service tomorrow, though.

Linda Miller said...

The pancakes look delicious! Yum! With tea even better. What a great German tradition to carry on with your family.

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Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious! I adore your blog. It not only looks interesting, but it is so beautifully feminine and visually appealing. New follower.
-Gilded Grace

Martha's Favorites said...

Thank you for sharing your faith and your home. Have a wonderful Valentines Day. Blessings, Martha

KathyB. said...

I love the G.K. Chesterton quote under your header! Your words about this time to reflect on your relationship with God, with what truly matters meant a lot to me. Thank-you.

Lori @ said...

Thank you for the wonderful recipe! (breakfast is one of our favorite meals, and we don't limit it to the morning!)

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

What a beautiful post! I love your pretty napkin and the pancakes look delicious!

Thank you for linking at my Homemaking Weekend. I'll have the new party up later this afternoon. Have a beautiful day!

Mrs. Sarah Coller

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Hi again!

I decided to feature this post in my linkup today! Feel free to take a "featured" button from my sidebar if you'd like.

Have a happy night!
Mrs. Sarah Coller

Cheryl said...

I didn't grow up observing Lent so I never heard of Shrove Tuesday until I met Peter. Too bad I didn't see this in time for this year!

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