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.

2 comments:

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

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

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