It's Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday), but what exactly is Shrove Tuesday and why do we eat pancakes?
Let's get to know the day a bit better, by discussing what it is and how you can make the perfect pancake!
Shrove Tuesday is also know as Pancake Day, or in other countries such as France and the USA, it is known as 'Mardi Gras' or 'Fat Tuesday'.
Pancake Day always takes place on a Tuesday in either February or March. It's the day before Ash Wednesday (the start of Lent).
Lent is a six week period leading up to Easter, it is one of the most important days of the year for many Christians around the world.
During Lent, people often give up on things that are bad for them, e.g. fast food.
The reason as to why we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday is because, in Christian traditions they were a way of using up all rich foods such as sugar, eggs and milk right before the start of Lent.
There are so many different topping you can have with your pancake!
Some choose to have a sweet pancake whereas others choose to have a savoury one.
There is a variety of different syrups you can put on your pancakes, from gluten free to sugar free, you will not be stuck for choice!
A few of our favourite syrups for pancakes are:
You can head over to Drinkstuff for all the syrup flavours listed above plus many more.