Pancake Day

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Lisa, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. Lisa

    Lisa Member

    Happy Pancake day everyone! :biggrin::biggrin::clap::clap::clap:
    (I can't believe I nearly forgot what day it was and could have risked missing out on pancakes today :eek: )
  2. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    didnt realise it was today......

    Ah well.... mum makes pancakes up pretty regularly.... and I'm back home later this week so know what I'll be asking for at some point! :lol:

  3. HorniKaz

    HorniKaz Supporting Member

    Oh no!!!!!!!!!!

    I forgot!! [​IMG]
  4. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    has everyone got their eggs, milk, flour, and lemon juice?? (and whatever else is needed for pancakes...)

    lol i heard every shop was sold out of them last year
  5. Dianamite

    Dianamite Member


    Okay, I've gotta ask........WHAT'S PANCAKE DAY????????
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  6. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    Also known as shrove tuesday or mardi gras (in french). It's the last day before lent, so you use up all your fat and sugar in preparation for fasting. This is traditionally done by making pancakes.
  7. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Traditionally, on the day before Ash Wednesday, making the start of Lent, people used to use up all the foodstuffs that they would be abstaining from over the lent period. Over time this evolved into Pancake Day, where pancakes are made, eaten, tossed, carried in races etc.

    The phrase "Mardi Gras", or "fat Tuesday" shares the same origin.

    Edit: Chris beat me to it, but here's a link giving more background:
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2005
  8. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    Great minds, eh Peter?
  9. Ginge

    Ginge Member

    I thought it was next week! :eek:
    I'll have to go make some in a minute!
  10. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    they've moved it forward a week... easter hols start early too ;-)

  11. Ginge

    Ginge Member

    Someone could have told me!
    Been at work all day anyway so haven't missed anything. Not that there's anything to miss. Just... Pancakes!
  12. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Still early... never too loate for Pancakes!! I'll get mine at the end of the week when I'm back at home home home :lol:
  13. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member

    I haven't had any today!! :( Mums not fit enough to stand up and cook.. the ovens broken anyways... and ... I dont trust dad! :(:(:(:(:frown::frown::frown:
  14. Ginge

    Ginge Member

    All you need is an egg, bit of flour, touch of milk and a dash of water! Sorted! You can do that yourself!
    Although it does help if the oven works!

    Alternatively you could just buy some from a supermarket and wack them in the microwave for a few minutes. :tup
  15. stephen2001

    stephen2001 Member

    Shrove Tuesday is always 40 days before Easter which is itself linked in the the Moon, so Pancake day can be any of 26 days (I think).

    It just happens that Easter (& therefore Pancake Day) is very early!!
  16. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    Ive just eaten loads of maple syrup an now i feel slightly sick...
  17. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    Uni pancakes suck and taste of cardboard.
    Making pancakes for small children at school is also not much fun :eek:
  18. kevthedrummer

    kevthedrummer Member

    Yum Pancakes :tongue:
  19. Ginge

    Ginge Member

    Just eaten a few...
    Got no golden Syrup though! :mad:
    Had to go for honey. Bit of lemon juice is nice too.
  20. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    We used to make pancakes at school in reception/yr 1 was so fun kinda messy though...

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