Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Tuesday is a Christian feast day that takes place the day before the first day of Lent (Ash Wednesday). ‘Shrove’ or ‘‘shrive’ means ‘to confess’ and this was a day celebrated in the Middle Ages as a time to confess one’s sins and receive redemption before the beginning of Lent. It was a day to eat all your favourite fatty foods before the beginning of the Lenten fast. Up until relatively recently, foods such eggs and dairy were forbidden during Lent, so the day before proved to be a perfect time to binge on pancakes which are made from butter, eggs, and sugar. We really enjoyed ours today served with all sorts of topping but the highlight was definitely flipping them.