It was Pancake Day yesterday so I used an edited version of this recipe. They came out amazing and looked great and most importantly they tasted delicious. Best pancakes EVER and trust me I used to eat a heck of a lot of pancakes.
When Marie from Why Not Moi? (link) asked what the meaning of Pancake Day was I realised that I had never really thought about it before. So I looked it up (here) and thought it would be nice to share the origins of pancake day with everyone.
Pancake day history:
– 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.
– The name Shrove comes from the old word “shrive” which means to confess. On Shrove Tuesday, in the Middle Ages, people used to confess their sins so that they were forgiven before the season of Lent began.
– Shrove Tuesday is a day of celebration as well as penitence, because it’s the last day before Lent. Throughout the United Kingdom people indulge themselves on foods that traditionally aren’t allowed during Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.
– More info here
Here are the pancakes that I made:
Okay, so there is only pictures of one at a time and yes this is because my Dad and I were too busy shoving them in our faces 😉
Here are some more pictures of making the pancakes:
Best pancakes EVER.
Did you have pancakes for Pancake Day? What recipe did you use?
Today is Ash Wednesday when people give up something for lent for 40 days. Usually I don’t bother giving anything up but this year I am giving up chocolate. Are you giving something up for lent?
Love Lou xoxox