Pancakes: The world’s favourite breakfast
15th February 2017
Pancake is often regarded as the world’s top breakfast choice. The flat thin cake provides endless opportunities when it comes to fillings and toppings. It goes perfect with jam, chocolate, fruit, syrup and even meat. In Britain and the Commonwealth, pancakes are associated with Shrove Tuesday, popularly known as Pancake Day, when perishable ingredients have to be used up before the fasting period of Lent begins.
But the Brits are not the only ones paying special tribute to the delicious pancakes once a year. In France and the US the day is celebrated as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. So you see, half the world goes pancake mad at this time of year. Pancake Day is always on a Tuesday inFebruary or March, a day before Ash Wednesday when the 40 days of fasting before Easter starts.
If you are South African you must have had one of those rainy Shrove Tuesdays, sharing jokes and yummy pancakes with your loved ones in the comforts of home. Nothing like the good old tradition, isn’t it?! And those thrill seekers among you will probably take pride in their pancake racing memories. Yes, the once where you have to run, tossing a pancake at the same time. We can reveal that the most famous pancake race takes place in a town called Olney, in the middle of England. People say that Olney has been celebrating pancake races since 1445!
And another impressive pancake fact – archaeological evidence suggests that it is probably the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies.
But you need no time machine to discover the uniqueness of pancakes! We all cherish their soft, juicy taste, which captivates you and leaves you craving more!
We at St Marcus have been known to be devoted fans of a quality pancake. And as proper experts, we can offer some irresistible additions to your pancake feast.
Nestle Milo Powders are a South African favourite! Enjoy it hot or cold but always with a pancake or two.
If you’re looking for a treat, look no further. Melissa’s Jams come in a range of delectable jams that are perfect for spreading, but can also double as relishes.
And if that’s not enough, we have also got Hanepoot Youngberry! Youngberry is a cross between a blackberry variety called Phenomenal (which is blackberry-raspberry cross) and a Mayes Dewberry. When ripe, youngberries are conical and purplish-black with firm, juicy drupes. They are sweeter than blackberries and are without the typical tang and acidity. Youngberries have few seeds and a small core, allowing for greater juiciness of the drupes.
Golden syrup or light treacle is a thick, amber-coloured form of inverted sugar syrup made in the process of refining sugar cane or sugar beet juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. It has an appearance similar to honey and is often used as a substitute where honey is unavailable or prohibitively expensive. Many vegans also use it as a honey substitute due to the perceived exploitation of bees in order to mass produce honey for human consumption.
All product can be found at Biltong St Marcus stores!
The one thing about pancakes we love best is their versatility. So unleash your imagination and make the pancakes you and your loved ones will remember at least until the next Pancake Day!