Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Pancake Tuesday

Today is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day.  

For Christians, this day marks the last day before the 40 days of Lent.  

Pancakes are associated with this day because they were a way to use up rich foods, such as eggs, sugar and flour, before the fasting season began.  

Though people have come up with many fillings for pancakes over the years, the tradition is to sprinkle sugar and lemon juice over the hot pancakes before eating.  

Today the Young Learners at our school will be learning more about the tradition of eating pancakes in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and other former British colonies.  They will also be thinking of what fillings they would like to have in a pancake.  

For those that want to try traditional British pancakes at home, here is a video showing you how to make them.  We hope you enjoy eating them!


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