PO Box 31, Red Hill, Q 4059

BRISBANE CATHOLIC BUSHWALKING CLUB

TUESDAY 13 FEBRUARY, MISS CLAUDE’S CREPES, SOCIAL

TUESDAY 13 FEBRUARY, 

MISS CLAUDE’S CREPES, 

SOCIAL

 

Leader:           Russ 0427 743 534

Where:            Shop 134 / 400 Newmarket Road, Newmarket

Time:               6.00 pm

Cost:               from $20

 

Pancake Tuesday is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.  Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter - was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove (Pancake) Tuesday, Anglo-Saxon Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins).  A bell would be rung to call people to confession.  This came to be called the “Pancake Bell” and is still rung today in many parts of England.  Pancake Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday and this year Pancake Tuesday falls on 13 February 2024.

Pancake Tuesday was traditionally the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients.  A pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of butter and fried in a frying pan.  A traditional English pancake is very thin and is served immediately.  Golden syrup or lemon juice and castor sugar are the usual toppings for pancakes. The pancake has a very long history and featured in cookery books as far back as 1439.

The ingredients for pancakes can be seen to symbolise four points of significance at this time of year.

Eggs – Creation

Flour – Staff of Life

Salt – Wholesomeness

Milk – Purity

This is an opportunity to prepare for the beginning of Lent which is a time of preparation for Easter, the key moment in the Christian Calendar.  All welcome. Nominations would be appreciated.