Pancake Day stems from the Christian calendar and Shrove Tuesday, but is now celebrated by many people across the U.K.
Shrove Tuesday is traditionally the last day before the start of lent, a time when people give up luxuries or even fast. The making of pancakes was to use up all the ingredients before this started to avoid any waste.
However, these days, people turn pancakes into delicious treats covered in sweets, chocolate, fruit and ice cream, or sometimes stuffed with savoury fillings. The most traditional toppings are lemon juice with sugar or syrup.
Pancakes are made using milk, eggs and flour that are whisked into a batter. They are then lightly fried in a pan to form thin disks.
One of the most fun parts of Pancake Day is the tossing of the pancake, where the chef must try to throw the pancake up in the air and catch it in the pan, without dropping it or sticking it to the ceiling!
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