What is it and why do we celebrate it? Pancake Day, also called Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras (which is French for “Fat Tuesday”), is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.
It’s called so due to the tradition of eating pancakes on the day. This tradition comes from a time where any remaining rich foods were eaten on the day before Lent to use them up, and fasting begins.
So the dilemma is – do you go savoury or sweet? Favourite toppings here are Bacon, ham & cheese, nutella & banana, lemon and sugar, berries and ice cream. Or do you have both!!!
As the day suggests it is the one day that you can over indulge while tossing your pancakes around the kitchen.
Here is an easy recipe to follow:
Ingredients: (makes 10 ish pancakes)
– 100g plain flour
– 300ml milk
– 2 eggs
– Sunflower oil or butter
– Any topping you like
Mix the flour, milk and eggs in a bowl. Pour a drop of sunflower oil or butter into your pan on a medium heat. Pour or spoon enough of the mixture to cover the pan. Cook, flip and serve. Repeat until all the batter is gone. Top with either sweet or savoury treats and serve.
Enjoy and please do share any photos of your delicious creations on our Facebook page!