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A Brief History of Pancake Day

A British pancake isn't even a spicy, tasty treat like jianbing, or fat and fluffy like an American pancake, but a simple crepe, traditionally eaten with sugar and lemon.

"We like to eat here at the Seniors Centre and ringing in Shrove Tuesday is a lovely excuse", said Beverley Nurden with a laugh.

Lent is the time of abstinence, of giving things up and for many Christians Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge and use up the foods that aren't allowed during Lent.

It's Shrove Tuesday today, also known as Shrovetide Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday.

You both dream big- You think you can recreate pancakes of the same quality as the ones you've seen in the adverts and online- you have faith that you will have the skill to make the ideal pancake pile.

Calvary Episcopal Church, 1337 Winchester Ave., Ashland, hosts a pancake dinner from 5 p.m.to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, featuring a performance by Tom Stephens, educator, minister and jazz musician. In the United Kingdom, we eat pancakes. English pancakes are made with plain flour (no rising agent), egg and milk.

It may not always feel like it when you're four pancakes deep and have maple syrup all over the place, but Pancake Day is an event steeped in waste prevention... sort of.

It took huffs and puffs-but most competitors completed today's Great Spitalfields Pancake Race in London's East End without embarrassing slip-ups.

Bill's waitress Amy-Jane Nava says the trick to making good pancakes is to keep the pan on a low heat to avoid the pancakes burning.

Jamie Oliver has a solution for you if you're struggling to get rid of that butternut squash in the veg rack.



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