Frying pans at the ready folks: Pancake Day is upon us! To give you a helping hand in the kitchen, we have created this failsafe guide for how to make pancakes and creating your own ‘pantastic’ feast. It’s a great activity for the kids. We’ll leave the toppings up to you!
Fun facts for kids
Who was the first to make pancakes?
The Romans were known to make a pancake-like dish by mixing milk, flour, eggs and spices together and cooking them on hot stones to make into thin cakes.
Why is Pancake Day significant?
Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, marks the last day before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter and is traditionally known as a period of fasting among Christians. Shrove Tuesday is the time when Christians use up all of their remaining eggs and flour by cooking up a batch of pancakes.
What is the highest pancake toss on record?
In 2010 the world record for the highest pancake toss was set at 9.47m high in New York.
How many eggs are used each year on Pancake Day?
On average, 52 million eggs are used each year. This is compared to the usual 33 million that are used on a normal day.Download ← Back