A day to eat pancakes for supper!
Who doesn't love pancakes?
A day of indulgence
A day to eat before 40 days of fasting
A time to confess sins
Pancake Bell
A day to use up fattening foods
The perfect food to use up fatty ingredients
Shrove Tuesday is Pancake Day
The Pancake Day Race
When is Pancake Day?
Pancake Day 2022: March 1st
Buttermilk Pancakes
Simple ingredients
Easy to make
Pancakes with lemon and sugar
Make sure not to over mix
Always serve warm
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A day to eat pancakes for supper!

A day to eat pancakes?! If you haven’t ever heard of Pancake Day, don’t despair, we are here to give you all the details about this most glorious day in which you must eat pancakes.

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Who doesn't love pancakes?

Join us as we take a look at the origin of this tradition and share two classic pancake recipes in case you want to try your hand at making some to enjoy.

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A day of indulgence

Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional day to feast and indulge before Ash Wednesday, which is the start of Lent.

Pictured: trainee choristers of Salisbury Cathedral Choir, flip pancakes to mark Shrove Tuesday outside the West Front of the 13th century Cathedral in Salisbury, England.

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A day to eat before 40 days of fasting

Christians have traditionally fasted during Lent, which is the period of 40 days leading up to Easter. Even Obama enjoys pancake day.

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A time to confess sins

On Shrove Tuesday, traditionally, Anglo-Saxon Christians would go to confession to be "shriven," or absolved of their sins.

(Photo: Wilfredor, Wikimedia)

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Pancake Bell

The church would ring a bell to call believers to confession; over time, this bell became known as the "Pancake Bell," which is still rung today.

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A day to use up fattening foods

Other than going to confession, Shrove Tuesday was the last day to use up all the fattening foods in one’s pantry before embarking on the 40 day fast.

 

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The perfect food to use up fatty ingredients

Pancakes are the perfect food to do so: eggs, milk, and butter are the key ingredients.

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Shrove Tuesday is Pancake Day

For this reason, Shrove Tuesday became more popularly known as Pancake Day, and the tradition remains to this day.

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The Pancake Day Race

Here we see some people participating in a pancake race in London, a long lived Pancake Day tradition.

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When is Pancake Day?

The date of Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day varies each year, but it is always 47 days before Easter Sunday.

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Pancake Day 2022: March 1st

This year Pancake Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 1st. Whether you partake in these religious customs or not, any excuse to indulge in this sweet breakfast food is a good one.

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Buttermilk Pancakes

Fluffy buttermilk pancakes are what many imagine when they think of sitting down to a big plate of breakfast pancakes. This North American classic is straightforward to make.

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Simple ingredients

You'll need flour, white sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, eggs, buttermilk, unsalted butter, and oil for your pan.

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Easy to make

Mix together all of your dry ingredients in a bowl and make a well in the center. Add your eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter into the flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Finally, in a greased frying pan, ladle around 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake. Once you see lots of bubbles, flip the pancake. Cook until golden brown. Serve with butter and maple syrup. Fresh fruit is a great topping too. Enjoy!

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Pancakes with lemon and sugar

British pancakes are thinner and more crepe-like than the American version. They are traditionally served with lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar.

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Make sure not to over mix

To make these pancakes, you will need flour, eggs, milk, butter, and salt. Start by sifting the flour into a bowl and adding a pinch of salt. Make a well in the center and add the eggs. Whisk the egg into the flour, then slowly add the milk and the melted butter. The batter should have the same consistency as pouring cream. Do not over mix.

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Always serve warm

Then, heat a frying pan over high heat, add some butter to grease the pan. Add around two tablespoons of the batter and tilt the pan in a circular motion to spread out the batter. Cook for 30 seconds on each side. Serve warm with a drizzle of lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar.

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