Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday (also known as Pancake Tuesday and Pancake Day) is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Shrove Tuesday is determined by Easter; its date changes annually.

The expression “Shrove Tuesday” comes from the word shrive, meaning “confess.”[1] Related popular practices are associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. The term Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.


Pancakes to be enjoyed by all, do you like thin crepes for thick pancakes?

200g self raising flour

115g caster sugar


ground cinnamon

1 egg

200ml milk

2 apples, peeled cored and cut into 1/4’s

1 tsp butter

strawberries to serve

Maple Syrup Butter

100g butter

3 tbs maple syrup


I whizz all the ingredients together in a food processor, except the butter and strawberries, until will combined.

Heat the butter in a large non stick pan over a low heat until melted and bubbling.

Add a tablespoon of mixture to the pan and cook for about a minute, then turn over to cook the other side.

Remove from the pan and keep warm, continue until all the mixture has been made into pancakes.

Make the maple butter by melting the butter together with the maple syrup in a saucepan over a low heat and stir until well combined.

To Serve

Pile on a plate and drizzle with the maple butter, the strawberries add colour, don’t just save this for Shrove Tuesday, makes a very good Sunday Morning breakfast!


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