When is Pancake Day?
It is always on a Tuesday in February or March. It is the day before Ash Wednesday: the start of Lent.
Lent is a period of 40 days before Easter. During Lent, people often stop eating things that are bad for them like chocolate or fast food.
What is Pancake Day?
It is also called Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday. It is the day before Lent when people eat foods that are rich, sugary or fatty before the fasting period begins. It is most common to eat pancakes.
Why do people eat pancakes?
Traditionally, pancakes were made to use up all the eggs, milk and sugar before Lent.
Listen to this little song! It is called Mix A Pancake!
Here is a recipe that you can try! Send me pictures of your pancakes and your favourite toppings!
Toppings is what we put on top of our pancakes! For example: nutella, bananas, golden syrup, sugar etc.
100g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp golder caster sugar
2 large eggs
284 ml buttermilk
25g buttermilk, melted, plus extra
2. Whisk the egg whites until stiff.
3. Stir the egg yolks (the yellow part), buttermilk and melted butter together then whisk it into the flour mixture (number 1.) until it is thick and smooth.
4. Carefully mix in the egg whites into the batter.
COOK! Ask an adult to help you!
5. Heat a large frying pan and brush with melted butter.
6. Drop 2-3 large spoonful’s of batter into the frying pan.
7. After 3-4 minutes, flip the pancakes over and cook on the other side.