Unless you’ve gone to work prepared then we fully expect you to be left feeling hungry and craving some pancakes for the duration of today! You will no doubt see numerous pictures flying around the social media world.
Where does it all come from?
Pancake Day/Shrove Tuesday, is known as a day for eating lots of pancakes. However, more traditionally it is known as the last day before those of a Christian belief have lent-a period of abstinence. Many people will have heard of lent and even if not religious many will choose to give up something. Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday is the last day of indulging and many would have to give up, flour, eggs, sugar and fat (this is many people always give up something considered bad for them). So there you go…!
Other Names for Pancake Day
Mardi Gras- France
I came to the office prepared with my shop bought pancakes and may even go home and make some of my own tonight but if you’re less prepared then here’s where you might find some.
Known best for its American style pancakes Tribeca will soon have 3 eateries in Glasgow. Today they are open from 8am selling the international food but we urge you to get down early as it’s a popular place! They’re also running their own competition where you and 3 friends could win a ride around Glasgow in their iconic New York Yellow Taxi and eat lunch for free.
Word on the street is you can get yourself a FREE pancake here today. Okay, so it’s not completely free but for anyone who dines with them lunch or dinner they’ll give you a free pancake. That’s good enough for us!
Why not go home tonight and have a pancake flipping challenge? There’s tonnes of recipes online. All you need is flour, eggs, milk, butter and your favourite topping!
So what will yours be? Sweet or savoury? Send us the pics of your pancakes!