Today is Shrove Tuesday, which means pancakes are on the menu. In fact, Jane and I had ours for breakfast this morning. Jane did the making this year but I contributed by eating heartily with my favourite accompaniment of sugar and lemon juice.
Where does pasta fit in? The flour she used was actually ‘pasta flour’ rather than ‘plain flour’. It is milled more finely and, when used for pasta, leads to a golden rather than greyish result. We haven’t made pasta for a while though and so we had some of that flour that needed using up.
The resulting pancakes were a little thicker than normal but cooked well with a good texture. Maybe next year we’ll try two batches, so we can see the effect of pasta flour and plain flour side by side.