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 …
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13 thoughts on “Pancake {Shrove} Tuesday, Tea + Lent ! 2.12.13

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!
    ruth

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