Pancake Day Shrove Tuesday

Everybody loves pancakes and Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is the perfect day to indulge.

Celebrating Pancake Day Shrove Tuesday

Traditionally Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before lent, when fasting begins and food from the cupboards must be used. Pancakes were a great way to use up your eggs and milk.

When is it held?

Pancake Day is celebrated every year between February 3rd and March 9th. In 2021 it will fall on the 16th February 2021.

Make pancakes the traditional way with lemon and sugar or choose your own flavours and toppings. There are local celebrations and Pancake Races held up and down the country.

Pancake Day Traditions

Traditionally pancake day races are held around the country. Pancake Races are races where participants run as fast as they can while tossing pancakes in a frying pan. Join in the fun and take part in a Pancake race near you.

Make delicious pancakes for breakfast topped with the classic lemon and sugar topping. Alternatively choose your favourite flavours and experiment. Try these easy pancakes from Jaime Oliver.

Pancake Recipe

Traditionally pancake day races are held around the country. Pancake Races are races where participants run as fast as they can while tossing pancakes in a frying pan. Join in the fun and take part in a Pancake race near you.

Pancake Day Trivia

The first written pancake recipe appeared in 1588, in an English cookbook called Good Huswifes Handmaide for the Kitchen (ref: The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets)

The tradition of tossing or flipping pancakes according to legend, came about in the 15th century when a woman, while rushing to get to church to confess her sins was seen running whilst making pancakes.

The oldest recorded pancake race was held in Olney, Buckinghamshire in England in 1445.

In 1995 record breaker Dean Gould at Felixstowe Suffolk tossed the largest number of pancakes in the shortest amount of time is 349 tosses in two minutes.

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