Shrove Tuesday Pancakes

Shrove Tuesday, although named for its religious significance, is primarily marked by pancake feasting.

Before a national day existed for almost every junk food, Pancake Day held the spotlight and rightly so. There’s nothing to dislike about pancakes. Hate sweet food? Have a savoury pancake! Fat or thin, minimal or excessive toppings, the world is your oyster….or pancake in this circumstance.

My go to is a Crêpe with sugar and lemon juice or just with maple syrup. The hands down best Crêpe recipe is one that my mum found in Sunday World and has used since I was a little girl. It’s not a fancy recipe but my goodness it delivers in flavour. Try out the recipe on Pancake Tuesday and let me know what you topped them with.

Shove Tuesday Crêpes

Serves 4

  • 9oz flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 pint milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons castor sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Pour half a ladleful of batter into a hot frying pan, tilt the pan so the batter runs thinly over the base to form the pancake. Turn the pancake with a palette knife.
  • Roll them up and keep them warm in the oven until you’ve finished making the whole batch.
  • Top with whatever your heart desires.

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