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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