Try crepes with a twist this Pancake Tuesday

Posted March 02, 2017

"Personally I'd stick to traditional pancakes with bacon, blueberries and maple syrup because you can't go wrong with that".

"We like to eat here at the Seniors Centre and ringing in Shrove Tuesday is a lovely excuse", said Beverley Nurden with a laugh.

Shrove Tuesday is the day before the first day of Lent known as Ash Wednesday.

This is despite the fact a significant number have no idea where the term Shrove Tuesday comes from.

In the Christian calendar, today is Shrove Tuesday.

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Today is Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day and I for one have shelved the on-going diet and chose to stuff myself, pretty much all day with my childhood favourite desert.

Once you've gathered your ingredients you can add them to your pancake batter.

Heat a little butter or oil in a small frying pan over a medium heat. To use up these "forbidden" foods before the fast, a last feast was held and the best way to use up these ingredients is to make and eat pancakes.

Lemon and sugar remains a popular topping choice among pancake lovers, while berries, chocolate spread, honey and yoghurt are all popular choices for those with a sweet tooth. This roughly works out as approximately 117m pancakes getting eaten in just one day.

It is believed that British people use roughly 52 million eggs on Pancake Day, which is 22 million more than any normal day!

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If fluffy American-style pancakes are more your jam, try this recipe from a blogger called Michelle.

All you need to make them is eggs, milk and flour.

Another way the British typically celebrate the holiday is with pancake races.

Crepe pan, £15.65. Flip pancake easily.

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