On March 4, frying pans across the country will be sizzling away like crazy.
Shrove Tuesday – or Pancake Day as we prefer to call it – is the one day when consuming as many pancakes as humanly possible is legally allowed! The tradition of making pancakes stretches back to Tudor times, when the ingredients sugar, fat, flour and eggs were used up before they were restricted during the ritual fasting of Lent, but nowadays it’s just about how flippin delicious they are! The
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- Earliest recorded pancake toss was in the 15th century. Back then, pancakes were a little thicker than today’s with added spice. In the 18th century, the influence of French cuisine flattened our big cakes into the crepe-style that’s still popular today.
- It was believed that the first three pancakes cooked were sacred, so each would be marked with a cross and sprinkled with salt to ward off evil spirits.
- In Ireland, girls were given the afternoon off to make their batter and the eldest, unmarried girl would toss the first pancake. Success meant she would be married within the year.