Happy Shrove Tuesday!
Whatever you’re having your pancakes with today, we wish you a very happy Shrove Tuesday!
Shrove or Pancake Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, when many societies traditionally ate foods made from butter, eggs and fat that would be given up for Lent.
This tradition dates back to the 16th century.
It’s also known as Mardi Gras celebrated as a carnival day.
Shrove means absolve, and it is a day when Christians make a special point of self-examination and repentance.
The most popular accompaniments to pancakes include simply lemon juice sprinkled with sugar, chocolate sauce with whipped cream, blueberries and cream, maple syrup, bananas and ice cream, and Crepe Suzette.
Whatever way you decide to enjoy them, make sure you eat them when they have just been cooked!