Pancakes at 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast
Shrove or Pancake Tuesday is associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with Lent in the Christian world. The French celebrate the timing with Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. Either way, it, refers to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lent, which starts the next day on Ash Wednesday. (Definition from wikipedia)
The pancakes we serve at 40 Bay Street B&B are made with baking powder, so that they are light and fluffy, versus the crepe, which is much flatter, and often served rolled around some type of filling.
You can make pancakes either with a mix purchased at the store, or from scratch. My favourite recipe allows me to do both – create a mix that I can make ahead and store, and then just add the liquid ingredients to it when I am ready to make the pancakes!
Most people who love pancakes consider maple syrup a necessity. Here at the b and b, we use maple syrup made locally by the Bradley family on their farm just outside Parry Sound. This award-winning, quality maple syrup gets its unique flavour and colouring from the rocky soils of Parry Sound is made using a wood fired evaporator. If you are in Parry Sound on Summer Market Days, you can see Dan and Liane there, selling it.
Each spring, Killbear Provincial Park hosts an annual Maple Syrup Festival. If you are going to be in the area, check it out!
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