Is Pancake Day at risk of dying out?

It would seem so. According to a recent survey by Guardian Unlimited, only one in five Britons were aware of Shrove Tuesday and of the tradition of pancake making and’ flipping’.

And, in the North Yorkshire city of Ripon, red tape has put a stop to it’s annual pancake race.

What is the world coming to!

Shrove Tuesday, sometimes called Pancake Day, is the day before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. Lent is a time of giving up things such as chocolate or smoking for 40 days.

If you would like to know more, the BBC gives further information about Lent at this site

Shrove Tuesday is therefore the last chance to feast and use up all the eggs before a 40 day fast.

To keep up the tradition of pancake making, why not try your hand at Delia Smith’s pancake recipe.

Delia Smith


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