Today is Shrove Tuesday but it is more commonly known as Pancake Day.
Its origins come from the Christian faith as Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts: the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.
It’s a day of celebration as the last chance to feast before Lent begins.
But there’s more to Shrove Tuesday than pigging out on pancakes or taking part in a public pancake race. The pancakes themselves are part of an ancient custom with deeply religious roots.
Our friends at Edwinstowe based Forest Lodge Hotel have shared their easy pancake recipe with us to share with our readers.
This recipe makes about 12 sweet pancakes.
110 grams plain flour
2 eggs beaten
290 mls milk (half pint)
pinch of salt
oil/butter for cooking.
Combine all the ingredients together and beat into a batter.
Oil pan and heat until giving off slight haze.
Cook pancakes on each side until golden.
There are countless toppings you can use here are a selection:
Orange or lemon and sugar
Orange and Grand Marnier (For adults only)
Dutch apple (Apple and sultanas with cinnamon sugar)
Banoffee (Toffee sauce, bananas and crushed biscuits)