Shrove Tuesday: Super simple 3-2-1 pancake recipe

Pancakes Credit: Press Association

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!