Happy Pancake Day!
Pancake day has been a holiday which has been celebrated by britons for centuries. It can be rather confusing since the date of this holiday changes every year, this is because it is determined by when Easter falls. However, it is always the day preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent). This always falls in February and March.
Some people may wonder where the phrase ‘Shove Tuesday’ came from. It actually comes from the word ‘shrive’ which means obtain absolution for one's sins by way of confession and penance. Shrove Tuesday gets it’s name from Christian’s being shriven before lent.
Everyone celebrates pancakes for many different reasons. Traditionally, pancakes were made to us eup all the rich ingridients before the 40 day fasting begun. It is a Christian tradition, however also thought to be a Pagan holiday, where they make warm pancakes which symbolise the sun – celebrating the arrival of spring. We also flip oancakes while making them.
Get making your pancakes!
50g Plain flour
Start by making the thin crepés. Add the milk and egg together and mix. Then add the plain flour and seasoning. Heat a medium sized pan up and add a little oil. Spoon enough mixture into the pan to cover the base and then cook on both sides. Repeat the process until you have 5 pancakes. Place them on one side to cool.