A little gluttony ahead of Lent with some sweet and savoury pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.
Executive Head Chef at Jury’s Hotel Peter Brady demonstrates how to create the perfect crepe.
Shrove Tuesday is the day when pancakes are traditionally made and eaten in advance of Ash Wednesday and the commencement of Lent a period of fasting and abstinence.
We’re facing into 40 days of penance, fasting and atonement, but not before we commit to one more teensy weensy sin of the flesh: gluttony.
Peter Brady first shows Derek some pre-prepared crepes for those with a sweet tooth. All of course can easily be made at home in your own kitchen.
The crepes displayed are served with such tasty additions such as orange and mango with strawberry coulis and a little Grand Marnier. There is also an option of fried banana with a white and dark chocolate sauce.
Or how about filling your crepe with strawberries and crème patissière (pastry cream), with some fruit coulis on the side, adding a drop of Pernod.
For the perfect pancake or crepe, the pan needs to be sufficiently hot, and brushed with oil. The batter should have been made the previous night, in order to let it sit.
Chef Peter impresses Derek with his pancake flipping and demonstrates how to make a seafood filling with Dublin Bay prawns and crab claws. The second savoury option is a chicken and grapefruit mix, with a dash of brandy. It is enough to make anyone’s mouth water, and Derek informs viewers that nothing will go to waste,
I can’t tell you folks about the aroma of this...if you think that these are going into the bin afterwards, they’re not.
This episode of ‘Live At Three’ was broadcast on 7 February 1989. The presenter is Derek Davis.
First transmitted on 29 September 1986, ‘Live At Three’ was an afternoon show broadcast Monday to Friday on RTÉ 1 presented by Thelma Mansfield and Derek Davis. Executive producer Noel Smith described it as "an afternoon version of breakfast TV, but with an even easier pace" (RTÉ Guide 10 October 1986). It catered for a broad audience, covering fashion, health, the social services, astrology, gardening, wine and beer-making, knitting, antiques, cookery, animal welfare and finance. ‘Live At Three’ ran until May 1997.