Today is Pancake Day! Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter so the date changes but it will always be between February 3 and March 9 - This year's date is February 28th.
The name Shrove Tuesday comes from the tradition of Christians trying to be 'shriven' before Lent.Pancake Day itself came much later as a way of using up rich foods, like eggs, milk and sugar before fasting during Lent.
Good Morning Britain newsreader Natasha Carter shares her favourite pancake recipe:
The 3-2-1 Batter Recipe - Ingredients for roughly 8 pancakes
300ml of Milk
2 medium eggs
100g of plain flour
Making the pancakes
Whisk or blend the ingredients together to form a smooth batter
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan on a medium heat
Poor a thin layer of batter into the pan and cook for approx 30 seconds until golden brown
Flip the pancake (I use a spatula however culinary skilled individuals may flip using the pan!)
Cook the other side until nicely golden brown
Serve immediately - My favourite toppings are lemon and sugar!