Pancake Day with perfectly cooked pancakes

Pancake Day 2018

…and why Shrove Tuesday… Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is celebrated by eating pancakes. We often look forward to the tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday without giving much thought to why we celebrate in this way. Shrove Tuesday¬†is a day in February or March preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.¬† It always falls 47 days before Easter so the date moves each year but it will always be between 3 February and 9 March. The name Shrove Tuesday comes from ‘shrive’, meaning absolution for sins by doing penance and it is suggested that pancake day became a way of using up rich foods like eggs, milk and sugar before the 40 days of fasting for Lent. For most of us it is an excuse to eat pancakes and test our pancake flipping skills in the kitchen. … Read more