When is pancake day 2022?
Pancakes on Pancake Day makes sense, but do you know why we celebrate it in the first place? From what it means to eat pancakes to the difference between pancakes and pancakes, here’s your Mardi Gras 101.
When is pancake day?
Pancake Day falls on what we call Shrove Tuesday. This year it lands on Tuesday, March 1. Pancake Day always lands 47 days before Easter, which means dates vary from year to year.
What is pancake day?
Mardi Gras is the day before Ash Wednesday and therefore the party before the start of Lent. Lent corresponds to the 40 days preceding Easter and is traditionally used as a period of fasting. So, it only makes sense that we stuff our faces with pancakes before this starts!
Why do we celebrate with pancakes?
Mardi Gras is meant to be used as the last chance to run out of eggs and fat before starting Lent. Clear kitchen cupboards of things like eggs, milk, and sugar to lessen temptations during the fasting period. In turn, people make pancakes!
What is the difference between pancakes and crepes?
The main difference between pancakes and pancakes is that pancakes are much thinner and usually thicker than traditional fluffy pancakes. This is because when you make pancakes you tend to use a leavening agent like baking powder, and when you make pancakes you don’t. Since pancakes tend to be thinner, they are also more likely to get crispier around the edges. When making pancakes, you will also notice that the batter is much thicker than pancake batter.
What are the best pancake toppings?
The best thing about pancakes is that they are so versatile! You can top your pancakes (or crepes) with just about anything you want. From strawberries and lemon and sugar cream, to bananas, blueberries and even cream cheese, there are tons of delicious toppings suitable for Pancake Day.
Should pancakes always be sweet?
No, some savory pancakes probably taste even better than a lot of sweet ones. Our spring onion pancakes are a great example, they are crispy, flaky and the most delicious mid-afternoon snack (especially when dipped in soy sauce).