When is Pancake Day 2018, what’s the best pancake recipe and why is Shrove Tuesday celebrated?

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SHROVE Tuesday is the day of the year to ditch that New Year’s diet and indulge in an absurd quantity of delicious pancakes.

Here’s when the date falls this year and the ideal pancake mixture recipe for the big day, along with why we celebrate Shrove Tuesday, and the lowdown on Lent.

 There are numerous ways to make pancakes – after all, the day originates from using up what is left in your cupboard There are numerous ways to make pancakes – after all, the day originates from using up what is left in your cupboard

When is Pancake Day in 2018?

This year, Pancake Day is taking place on Tuesday February 13 – so get that lemon and sugar – or whatever floats your boat – at the ready.

Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday – so the date varies each year but will be between February 3 and March 9.

The day precedes Ash Wednesday, which is the start of when Christians celebrate Lent and typically fast from certain food or activities.

 This easy recipe will give you the perfect pancakesGetty Images This easy recipe will give you the perfect pancakes

What’s the best pancake mixture recipe?

There are numerous ways to make pancakes – after all, the day originates from using up what is left in your cupboard.

While you may be fan of thicker, American style pancakes, or thin French type crepes, this traditional English pancake recipe is bound to win you over – and it’s super easy too.

You will need:

  • 125g of plain flour
  • 2 eggs, medium sized
  • 300ml of milk
  • Pinch of salt

Method

  • Beat the eggs together with a fork
  • Pour the flour into a bowl and make a well in the middle
  • Pour the eggs into the well and whisk together
  • Gradually, add in the milk
  • Put the mixture in the fridge for at least 30 minutes
  • Rub oil around a non-stick pan
  • Ladle out your mixture – one ladle equals one pancake
  • After a couple of minutes, give your pancake a jiggle and when it no longer sticks give it a flip to do the other side



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