Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent.
Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, and therefore, the date varies from year to year.
In 2024, Shrove Tuesday will fall on 13th February.
Lent is the period of six weeks leading up to Easter and is an important festival in the Christian Calendar. It was traditionally a time of fasting and Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast. Pancakes were the perfect way of using up these ingredients.
From a classic pancake with lemon and sugar to savoury fillings, crepes, cakes and chocolate pancakes, you are sure to find your perfect pancake in this Dairy Diary recipe collection.
How about a fruity addition to your pancakes this year…
Or how about traditional lemony flavours but with a twist?
Not just for dessert – have a go at these savoury pancake recipes!
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