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The most indulgent day of the year is back. No, we’re not talking about Easter, it’s pancake day. The only date on the calendar when you can absolutely eat the same dish for breakfast, lunch and dinner – guilt-free, shame-free.

Seasoned fins have practiced, supermarkets have stocked up on their alternative toppings, and now is the time to finally show off your skills.

So get your eggs, flour, milk and oil ready, grease the pan and put on your apron. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s traditional feast, from why we’re celebrating to how to make sure your pancakes are as fluffy as clouds.

Why are we eating pancakes today?

This year Mardi Gras fell on March 1, 2022.

Pancake Day has been celebrated in Britain for centuries as the feast day before Ash Wednesday, when the fasting season begins.

Historically, Anglo-Saxon Christians would go to confession on Shrove Tuesday to be absolved of their sins, before indulging in high-fat foods to use up ingredients before Lent.

However, it is believed that Christian Pancake Day was actually borrowed from an ancient pagan holiday to welcome the arrival of spring. Hot, circular pancakes have been seen to symbolize the sun, providing those who eat them with the power and strength of the sun.

What does Shrove Tuesday mean?

Mardi Gras comes from the Old English “shrive”, meaning to give absolution after hearing confession, usually by a priest. The day marks the end of the pre-Lenten season, also known as Shrovetide.

Why is Pancake Day celebrated on a different date each year?

The exact date of Pancake Day changes from year to year as it is determined by the date of Easter – which can also differ from year to year due to the spring equinox.

Shrove Tuesday is always celebrated on the eve of Ash Wednesday, which occurs 40 days before Easter to represent Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert.

How do I flip my crepe perfectly?

The primary question. Many family arguments have been sparked due to overconfident flips and splattered dough, resulting in tears, tantrums and reluctant cleanups. So what’s the secret to a flick of the wrist?

Top tips for a successful turnaround

  1. Be sure to use a non-stick pan, greased with a little oil
  2. If the edges of the crepe don’t come away from the sides of the pan when you shake it gently, it’s not ready to flip.
  3. Be confident and use the same action as when throwing a jump

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This notice was published: 2022-03-01 16:19:40

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