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Apple Pancakes at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast

What is Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day?

Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, is a beloved and delicious tradition observed in many countries around the world on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which varies from year to year. In 2024. In 2024 Pancake Day will be celebrated on February 13th. The date changes each year based on the date of Easter, which is determined by the lunar calendar.

Apple Pancakes at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast have become a guest favorite. Thanks to Ryan’s Hood River Juice Company for this Apple Cider Syrup recipe.

Here in the Hood River Valley, known for its abundant apples and pears, the innkeeper uses a wonderful sourdough starter for the pancakes. Try mixing in one teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/2 cup grated fresh apple and sour dough starter to your favorite pancake recipe. Cook pancakes up on a hot griddle.

Ryan’s Cider Syrup:

1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 teas pumpkin pie spice
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 cup Ryan’s Apple Cider
2 Tbsp butter or margarine

To make syrup: Combine sugar, cornstarch and pumpkin pie spice in medium saucepan; stir in apple cider and lemon juice. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in butter or margarine. Served warm over the apple pancakes with a side of Chicken Apple Sausage, fresh fruit and yogurt, this hearty breakfast warmed and satisfied our guests on this clear, crisp morning in the Upper Hood River Valley.

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