In case you haven’t heard, today is Pancake Day! This day is known by many names, such as Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras. Whatever name you prefer to call it, it’s a great day to go out and enjoy a nice stack of pancakes!
For Christians, it marks the day right before Lent, when they prepare for the Easter.
ORIGINS OF PANCAKE DAY
In 600AD, Pope St. Gregory and St. Augustine of Canterbury got the ball started by prohibiting Christians from consuming meat and other animal products during Lent.
Christians have been fasting ever since.
To get around from being hungry, early Christians decided to put all their eggs, milk and butter to good use during Lent. They started making stacks and stacks of pancakes.
As the tradition spread across Europe, the French took it upon themselves to make waffles, crepes and king cakes instead. After all, they were French. They even gave the tradition a French name: Mardi Gras.
Everybody else calls it: Pancake Day.
WHAT IS A PANCAKE?
A pancake is a thin, flat cake made of batter. It’s usually fried in a pan.
Traditional English pancakes are very thin, and best served as soon as they’re made.
Popular toppings for traditional English pancakes are usually golden syrup or lemon juice and caster sugar.
The first recorded pancakes recipes go as far back as 1439.
That’s hundreds of hundreds of years of people enjoying pancakes!
FREE PANCAKES AT IHOP
On Pancake Day, go and visit your nearest IHOP for a FREE short stack of buttermilk pancakes. Available only on Pancake Day!
That’s not all, you can also win a chance to win pancakes for life!
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CHECK OUT MY PANCAKE RECIPE!
On the occasion of Pancake Day, please do check out my recipe for the fluffiest pancakes you’ll ever have! Click here for the recipe!
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