Why do we celebrate Pancake Day, and when is it?
Confusingly the date that we celebrate Shrove Tuesday on changes each year as it is determined by when Easter falls, but this year Pancake Day is the 25th February 2020. Shrove Tuesday always falls before Ash Wednesday (the day marking the beginning of Lent) but why is it called Shrove Tuesday and what does it mean?
Shrove comes from the word ‘shrive’ which means to receive penance for your sins through confession and traditionally, Anglo-Saxon Christian’s would go to Church and confess the day before Lent. Any indulgent ingredients such as milk and butter were to be used up before Lent began and as such, Pancake Day was born. There is debate however, whether the tradition of making pancakes actually lies in Pagan history where the round treats were made to symbolise the sun and the arrival of spring. Whatever their origin may be, what we do know is that we love them but sometimes the basic recipe isn’t enough…
Click here for a recipe from ProCook for Nutella Stuffed Pancakes
WIN a crepe pan or frying pan just in time for pancake day!
For a chance to win a crêpe pan worth £49 head down to ProCook this weekend to enter their annual Best Flipper competition.
To enter, just flip a pancake as many times as you can in a minute. The top scorer wins a crêpe pan or frying pan just in time for Pancake Day, and the coveted title of Best Flipper!
If you think you’ve got what it takes simply head into ProCook between Friday 21st and Sunday 23rd February to enter. Good Luck!