Shrove Tuesday is an important day in the Christian religion, which takes place the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year and falls between February 3 and March 9. Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the fast for Lent. Making pancakes is a simple and tasty way to use up all of these ingredients!
A pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a frying pan. A traditional English pancake is very thin and is served immediately. Golden syrup or lemon juice and caster sugar are the usual toppings for pancakes.
To make some simple pancakes, all you need are 100g flour, 2 eggs, 300ml of milk and a splash of vegetable oil. Simply whisk the ingredients together into a smooth batter before cooking your pancakes for 1 minute on each side until golden. Serve with a tasty topping such as chocolate spread or lemon and sugar.
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