Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Happy Pancake Day!

Today is Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday. In the UK, pancake races are a traditional part of the Shrove Tuesday celebrations. The most famous pancake race is the Olney Pancake Race - dating back more than five hundred years! - which takes place at Olney, a small market town in the county of Buckinghamshire, England. The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race in London is another well-known annual event. In England, pancakes are quite thin (similar to crepes) and usually served with lemon juice and sugar. They are also usually served as a dessert, although there are savoury pancakes too. In the USA, pancakes are much thicker and usually served with maple syrup. Pancakes are usually served as a breakfast food in the states.


  1. My dad always did the pancakes, including flipping them!
    I'll eat them but I've never been that keen on them! xx

  2. I'm like you, Flighty. I like pancakes but they aren't my favourite food.