Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday is simply the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. In countries with English connections it is traditionally dubbed “Pancake Day” because pancakes were made, supposedly to use up all the eggs and butter and milk. Not that pancakes use a lot of any of these ingredients.
My family of origin typically made a very thin crepe using the following recipe. 1 egg, 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk, 1 cup water and salt to taste. Beat all the ingredients together. Allow to settle (traditionally for one hour). Make pancakes. Serve. Eat. Enjoy.
This makes about ten pancakes.
Purchased at a whopping great price. I am a tad jealous.
I make mine with cinnamon sugar and lemon and golden syrup. My sister spurns these as not being very exciting.
Frozen berries with sugar. The berries are sour. Woolworths berry icecream went on top but I forgot to take a photograph in my haste to eat my pancake. It was delicious.
Shrove Tuesday is not a religious holiday, but it certainly gets celebrated with a great deal of pleasure.
I wish those of you who are undertaking various Lenten disciplines well this year.