Shrove Tuesday..

Today is Shrove Tuesday, in the UK, is also known as Pancake Day (or Pancake Tuesday to some people) because it is the one day of the year when almost everyone eats a pancake

What is Pancake Day?

Pancake Day is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent It is traditional on this day to eat pancakes.

Why are Pancakes eaten on Shrove Tuesday?

Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge one self, and to use up the foods that aren’t allowed in Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.

When is Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)?

Shrove Tuesday is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday and is therefore the final day before the commencement of Lent a Christian festival leading up to Easter Sunday (Easter Day).

Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday so the date varies from year to year and falls between 3 February and 9 March.

How to make pancakes:


·         2 cups all-purpose flour, stirred or sifted before measuring

·         2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

·         1/2 teaspoon salt

·         1 egg, slightly beaten

·         1 1/2 cups milk

·         2 tablespoons melted butter


Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine egg and milk; add to flour mixture, stirring only until smooth. Blend in melted butter. Cook on a hot, greased griddle, using about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Cook until brown on one side and around edge; turn and brown the other side. Recipe for pancakes serves 4.

Pancakes can be eaten with a sprinkling of sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice, or topped with honey or chopped fruit and cream or even chocolate spread.


Published in: on February 24, 2009 at 5:08 pm  Comments (7)  

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  1. Totally cool. Usually I use the ready made pancake mixes…


  2. wow!
    u know strawberry pancake is my favorite !

  3. awesome… great! one new thing for the day… and I think I’ll also kill my family with the recipe (I’m a bad cook, I can ruin even the best of recipes..)


  4. hey!!! your culinary delights are so mouthwatering!

    quite informative , shrove tuesday (pancake tuesday), and all thats the part of the u.k. culture. I dont even know Indian culture perfectly while remaining here, but this knowledge is really something 🙂

    I have always read about the warm and respectful greeting ways of the U.K., how they respect the other people by addressing with titles and following a code of conduct.

    but never before had i read about anything related to their culture. My friends keep advising me to read about the world, their cultures, history and all. I usually defer it, thinking, its of no real importance to me. But it brings the joy, the joy of feeling that the world is a civilized place, a very beautiful place to share and live in, where everyone has culture and cults to follow.

  5. Sounds delicious…sllluuurp…never had one though! 😦

  6. hmmm…
    So how many pancakes u made and ate??? 😛

  7. nice info…n a recepie too! 😉
    I had tried a pancake b4, but m not too sure wat pancake it was!

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