Pancake Day, Recipes and a True Story about Nazareth and a Pink Egg

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What is Pancake day?

Pancake Day ( AKA Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before Lent It is traditional on this day to eat scrummy yummy pancakes  Lent is a time of  fasting/doing without the nice stuff (40 days and nights!) within the Christian faith. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which used to be forbidden during Lent. Now people may just give up chocolate or beer or perhaps nothing at all but the pancake tradition remains. At the end of Lent comes Easter Sunday where we can eat up lots of choccy eggs so  we need to keep our eye on the ball. Pancakes before and chocolate at the end it’s just them 40 days in between!!!

Mum’s best recipe -doing it the Betty Crocker Way.

There are some great Tips from Betty Crocker and you should really check out
Betty Crocker on Facebook too for all things yummy on Pancake day !

A sorry end to Lent in Nazareth

Once a long time ago I was in Nazareth on Easter Sunday (yep really!) I had given up chocolate for Lent and I was ready to indulge. I came across two Arab gentlemen sat on a doorstep behind an array of pale pink and pale blue eggs set out before them. ‘Chocolate?’ I asked hopefully. ‘Yes, yes’ one said ‘$5 to you pretty little girl (it was a while ago!)  I thought it was a bit pricey actually as they really weren’t very big but I was desperate. I handed over my money took a big bite and……. it was a real raw egg!  Oh yuck yuck yuck. The fellas that had sold it me who looked so gentlemenly fell about laughing at me. Oh the shame!




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4 Comments

  1. February 22, 2011 / 7:45 pm

    Oh what a mean trick!! x

  2. Becky
    Author
    February 22, 2011 / 7:50 pm

    Very naughty!

  3. February 25, 2011 / 4:17 pm

    Oops, missed pancake day again!

  4. Becky
    Author
    February 25, 2011 / 6:02 pm

    no you didn’t!!!!!!

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