Pancake Day

So today is Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday as some people call it.  A day that children and adults love, where you get to eat loads of pancakes, what more does anyone need.

Shrove Tuesday, is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of lent.  I know about this through growing up, but decided to do a bit more research into Shrove Tuesday.

  1. Shrove Tuesday is a moveable date which is determined by Easter
  2. In some Countries it is called Mardi Gras a day of ‘Fat Eating’
  3. In French ‘Mardi Gras’ means Fat Tuesday – a day for eating richer fatty foods before lent starts.
  4. It has been reported that on Pancake Day, we eat an amazing 52 million eggs, as opposed to 22 million on a normal day

Who does not like pancake day, I have always loved pancakes, and I remember my Grandma would make them for lunch on a Saturday at times, I would be in food heaven on those days.

How do you eat yours? are you a savoury pancake person or are you a sweet pancake person.

For me pancakes have to be sweet, here are some of the toppings I have got in for today.

  1. lemon and sugar
  2. orange and sugar
  3. nutella and banana
  4. maple syrup
  5. I am also going to try some delicious Joe Delucci’s ice cream

 

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38 Comments

  1. 9th February 2016 / 12:17 pm

    I tend to stick to mine as savoury and have them with bacon and things like that. But you also can’t beat a pancake with sugar and nutella on it! x

    • admin
      9th February 2016 / 7:46 pm

      I always go for sweet pancakes, cherries is my favourite filling though x

  2. 9th February 2016 / 12:22 pm

    I’m an American style pancake person as opposed to a European crepe style person. Bacon and maple syrup, please! 😀

    • admin
      9th February 2016 / 7:46 pm

      I just don’t get the idea of maple syrup and bacon together, but have never tried it so can’t really say. I do love american style pancakes and maple syrup though

  3. 9th February 2016 / 1:47 pm

    My two always demand pancakes and then don’t really eat them! I love the idea of adding the ice cream though.

    • admin
      9th February 2016 / 7:44 pm

      My Daughter has only really started eating and liking pancakes the past couple of years, she didn’t eat all of the one she had today, but that is due to her being ill and not much appetite. I didn’t have the ice cream in the end 🙁

    • admin
      9th February 2016 / 7:43 pm

      They sell it in Tesco as I saw it in there the other day, I didn’t have any in the end with my pancakes but I really can recommend it

  4. 9th February 2016 / 2:55 pm

    I am looking forward to the kids coming in from school as I have everything read- lemon – sugar – golden syrup – chocolate spread- strawberries – bananas – grapes – chocolate and strawberry sauce at the ready

    • admin
      9th February 2016 / 7:03 pm

      I have all that in as well, my Daughter wants chocolate and banana am so happy she wants to eat one as not been eating much lately x

  5. catstello
    9th February 2016 / 5:15 pm

    The only thing getting me through today is pancakes tonight!!!

    • admin
      9th February 2016 / 7:02 pm

      Hope the pancakes helped x

  6. 9th February 2016 / 5:18 pm

    I love pancake day, so do my children. We’ve got lemon and sugar, maple syrup or fruit to have on our pancakes today! Yum!

    • admin
      9th February 2016 / 7:02 pm

      I love pancake day too x

  7. 9th February 2016 / 6:06 pm

    My favourite pancake topping is lemon and sugar it is so delicious. Thank you for clarifying Mardi Gras I saw someone post some delicious cakes and write that and I had no idea what they meant!

    • admin
      9th February 2016 / 7:01 pm

      My Grandma always did oranges so I have orange and sugar as it reminds me of when I was little. I never knew what Mardi Gras was until I looked it up x

  8. 9th February 2016 / 6:51 pm

    I actually forgot it was pancake day. Last year we had a right mere as we just couldn’t get the pancakes right! I don’t want a repeat of that!

    • admin
      9th February 2016 / 7:00 pm

      I have the perfect solution, my husband always does the pancakes in our house and we eat them 🙂

  9. 9th February 2016 / 9:09 pm

    I completely forgot it was pancake day, going to have them tomorrow instead 🙂

    • admin
      9th February 2016 / 9:45 pm

      At least you have something to look forward to tomorrow 🙂 x

  10. Jo
    9th February 2016 / 9:16 pm

    Oh dear. I didnt realise the ‘fat eating’ element behind pancake day. Don’t know whether to thank you or hate you for pointing that out lol! Makes me feel well naughty
    … I had 5 with Carson tonight!! X

    • admin
      9th February 2016 / 9:44 pm

      Not naughty at all, I just tell myself they are good for me x

  11. becky
    9th February 2016 / 9:45 pm

    52 million eggs!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wow! That is just crazy!

    • admin
      9th February 2016 / 9:47 pm

      I know that is a lot of eggs

  12. 9th February 2016 / 10:30 pm

    I didn’t realise it was called Mardi Gras, I always wondered what that holiday was! 🙂

    • admin
      10th February 2016 / 10:22 am

      I never knew until I looked into it x

  13. Fashion and Style Police
    10th February 2016 / 12:29 am

    I didn’t have any pancakes today. Shocking right?

    • admin
      10th February 2016 / 10:21 am

      That is shocking, you will have to make up for it today x

  14. 10th February 2016 / 12:09 pm

    I am hoping for a few pancakes today as I just didnt get time yesterday x

    • admin
      10th February 2016 / 12:16 pm

      Hope you get to have some today x

  15. Laura
    10th February 2016 / 1:36 pm

    I did what I do every year-made pancakes, ate one, didn’t really enjoy it, ate half a second one, then decided I don’t like pancakes much. And next year will be the same!

    • admin
      10th February 2016 / 4:19 pm

      I love pancakes, but was good and just had the one x

  16. Liz Mays
    10th February 2016 / 5:54 pm

    I love pancakes for breakfast AND dinner. I love fruit topping but I also always have maple syrup with them.

    • admin
      10th February 2016 / 7:39 pm

      I pancakes anytime of the day :), I love fruit based as it makes me feel they are a little healthier x

  17. Natasha Mairs
    13th February 2016 / 7:14 pm

    I love pancakes, but only seem to eat them on pancake day. I love mine with nutella

    • admin
      13th February 2016 / 9:35 pm

      We only have them on pancake day my daughter loves nutella on hers x

  18. Idaintyit
    15th February 2016 / 9:19 pm

    Yum! I love pancakes, never thought of having orange and sugar. Ive always been a lemon and sugar kind of person

    • admin
      15th February 2016 / 9:24 pm

      My Grandma always had orange and sugar, so I must have picked it up from her, I do like lemon and sugar as well x

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