字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Yes we are back in my kitchen and that's good because today we're learning all about pancake day, but what exactly is pancake day? Hmm pancake day is basically a day when we eat pancakes it always falls on a Tuesday and was originally called Shrove Tuesday, some people still do call it Shrove Tuesday. It comes before Ash Wednesday. Now the date each year changes but it will always come forty-seven days before Easter. It all stems from Christian traditions. Originally known as Shrove Tuesday that name comes from the word Shrive which means to take absolution for your sins by doing penance. What does that mean? Well basically around this time of year you would be called to give confession. Please forgive me I've done terrible things. Then once you've confessed you're given absolution which means that you are basically forgiven, you're let off but you do have to do penance and penance is where you punish yourself. You give yourself punishment and the punishment is what is known as Lent. This is 40 days of fasting so before the penance begins before Lent takes place the best thing to do is to get rid of all the naughty fatty foods from the cupboard, clear out the cupboards and the fridge so you can do your penance without being tempted and that's where Shrove Tuesday, pancake day comes into play. So your pancakes are basically a way to get rid of things like butter, eggs, milk, sugar, all the nice rich sweet and fatty foods and here's something I only learned today; In America pancake day is called Mardi Gras which is French for Fat Tuesday. So enough about the history what do we need to make a pancake? We need 200 grams of plain flour. 350 to 400 milliliters of milk or you can do half milk and half water for a lighter pancake.You need two large eggs which will be lightly whisked 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and then you can add a pinch of salt and you'll also need vegetable oil for frying. Ok I'm ready to start cooking my ingredients are ready and the first thing I need is my flour. Now we're supposed to put the flour in a bowl and make a well in the middle of the bowl so basically you just make a hole in the middle of the flour like that then we pour in the milk. Oh dear ok anyway and then the eggs then I take my whisk and I'm going to try to mix the egg and milk together first by doing little stirs and then I'll make it bigger to try and incorporate the flour. This is gonna get messy I can feel it. I think I need to bake a bigger bowl. Bigger bowl, right let's do this properly. And we keep mixing until we have a smooth batter now we add our tablespoon of oil then you take a crepe pan or an omelette pan is what I'm going to use just a small frying type pan with a nonstick bottom. You're going to take a tissue dip it into the oil, kitchen roll ideally, and then wipe the oil onto the base of the pan then we're going to heat the pan over a medium heat for one minute. It's all going wrong I've managed to drop the whisk and cover myself in butter this is why you should have an apron, definitely add that to my shopping list. We're ready okay okay okay so then we get a ladle make sure you've got a nice spread I haven't made these for such a long time please keep your fingers crossed that I don't make a complete mess of this while I'm showing it to everyone ah okay so you're only supposed to cook for around 30 to 40 seconds but it looks like my pan wasn't hot enough we'll see. Now to check the underneath side of the pancake you need like a palette knife I think it's called which is long and flat I don't seem to have one. I'm ill-equipped but I do have a spatula and and the rubber type spatula scraper thing so I'm gonna try and use one of these. So I'm using a wooden a wooden like thing I'm just to loosen it off the bottom Once it's loose, hopefully I'm not gonna tear the whole thing, once it's loose I can flip it. Okay so now it's loose now comes the really exciting part which is the pancake flip so to get it on to its other side you have to flip it now I've not flipped a pancake for a long time so let's hope this goes well. You get it nice and loose to the edge of the pan hey I'm so glad that stayed together I've done this once before in the pancake burst apart and pancake went everywhere. Okay so now you cook the other side and for about 30 to 40 seconds I honestly think my pan is a little bit... it's not hot enough is what I want to say, so I'm just gonna turn the heat up and keep cooking. Now there are many ways to enjoy a pancake but what you have to ask yourself the most important question is are you sweet or are you savory? If you like to have a sweet pancake then one of the most common things to do is to add sugar and lemon. I've literally just bought some from Sainsbury's they're not sponsoring me by the way probably they should so caster sugar and I've looked bought lemon juice but you can just buy fresh lemons and squeeze on fresh lemons if you like I got this cuz it lasts a bit longer. Some people will opt for chocolate spread and chopped banana that is delicious I have the trusty old jar of Nutella and I luckily just bought some bananas Nutella aren't sponsoring me either unfortunately can you imagine the vats of Nutella they would send me for free. Ah yay it's getting a bit of colour now so I would brown it off on both sides and serve it up if you opt the savoury then you can add cheese ham tomato anything you like really the whole point of pancakes is to just use up what you've got in the house in the fridge and in the cupboards. Right I'm ready for that pancake now if you want to make pancakes for yourself at home then you might be interested in the notes that I wrote for this lesson it will give you the background that I talked about as well as the ingredients and the method of how to make a good pancake and these are available for free to download from my website the link will be down in the description box below okay enjoy your pancakes oh and before you go don't forget to share not your pancakes of course you can eat them all to yourself but share this video if you think it's interesting enough and do give it a thumb up as well as hitting that subscribe button all right I'm hungry I'll see you later!