Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Pancake Day

Today Is Shrove Tuesday or, “Pancake Day” as some call it. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent begins. As Lent was a forty day fast, of some kind, Shrove Tuesday was an opportunity to use up the surplus goodies and thus Pancake Day was born.

Annual “Pancake Day” was a tradition I grew up with in my British home. My American husband thought it very sad that I only had pancakes once a year! Ha! However, the kind of pancakes we have on Pancake Day are not your American style pancakes, no, they are crepe style pancakes rolled in icing sugar and sprinkled with lemon. Yum. They are not better, just different. Tonight we had pancakes for dessert. Here’s the recipe ...

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/content/recipes/occasions/pancake-day/

pancakes

No comments: