Much whiskin’, flippin’ and scoffin’ went on today at Chez Urban as we indulged ourselves in Pancake Day.
Shrove Tuesday (the day before Lent) has been celebrated for centuries in the UK.
The tradition comes from strict Christian Lenten rules which prohibited the eating of all dairy products, so folks used up their supplies of eggs, milk, butter and other fats in a great pancake feast before Lent.
Early English recipes used wheaten flour, eggs, butter or lard, a liquid (water, milk, ale or wine) and flavourings such as white or brown sugar, spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, or ginger), orange flower water, scented sugars or liqueurs.
But for today, we stuffed our faces with pancakes sprinked with maple syrup and lemon. Lovely!