It’s one of my favourite days again - pancake day!
Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the final day before Lent, a Christian festival starting on Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter Sunday.
During Lent, Christians traditionally give things up, so Shrove Tuesday became the last chance to indulge and to use up the foods that aren't allowed, such as fat, butter and eggs.
The name Shrove comes from the old word "shrive" which means to confess. On Shrove Tuesday, in the Middle Ages, people used to confess their sins so that they were forgiven before the season of Lent began. (copyright of projectbritain.com)
There are loads of ready-made mixes you can buy from the supermarket where you just add milk that make it really easy to serve delicious pancakes to your family. But if you want to try making them from scratch, we’ve got an easy-to-follow recipe that’ll guarantee you’ll only ever put perfect pancakes on your plate. We can’t be held responsible for any accidents caused by careless pancake tossing though, so please be careful.
Here’s what you need to make them:
Fold and serve with your favourite topping. We recommend lemon juice and sugar or gorgeous golden syrup.