Next Tuesday, 4th March, is Shrove Tuesday this year. Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is the day to use up all the rich foods in the house before Ash Wednesday and the start of the fasting season of Lent. It’s also traditional to make pancakes, whether you take part in Lent or not, pancakes are a simple and delicious base for sweet or savoury toppings, so well worth using this annual reminder to cook some up.
Winter Fruit Pancakes
Breakfast Pancakes – Roti Telor Style
I had three pancakes left over so decided to have them for our breakfast. I would normally grill my bacon but am operating out of a temporary kitchen due to the work that is going on in my kitchen, so I fried up the rashers in my Tefal Superior Frying pan then set to one side.
I drained off some of the fat from the bacon and added a pancake. Then I broke an egg onto the pancake and swirled it about. Anyone who has been to Malaysia and eaten breakfast in a street cafe will have tried Roti Chanai (Pancakes with a curry sauce) but for added protein you can have Roti Telor. All that means is that an egg is broken on top of the pancake, it was my husband’s favourite when we visited Malaysia in the 1980s. Before the egg is cooked add the bacon.
I found that I had to flip the pancake over to make sure the egg was fully cooked and to enclose the bacon in the pancake.
There was only one thing missing…Maple Syrup! Unfortunately, it wasn’t something that I put in my temporary store cupboard, so we had to do without.
I’m entering both recipes for Shop Local, the blogger challenge run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary to highlight the great products available in our local area. Walkmill Cider products are available at my local farmers market and the eggs I used in the pancakes and on the pancakes come from a local farm.
I was provided with a Tefal Superior Fry pan, I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own.