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Over the centuries, golden syrup, fresh lemon juice, jam and caster sugar have all became the accepted Shrove Tuesday pancake toppings.
The word shrove is a form of the English word shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one's sins by way of confession and penance.
Shrove Tuesday is a day in the Christian calendar and comes from 'shrive', meaning absolution for sins by doing penance.
Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday is the day that TChristians would confess all of their sins, before Lent commences the next day, on Ash Wednesday.
Shrove Tuesday is a Christian event, known as Carnival, or Mardis Gras in other parts of the world, and is traditionally a day of fun and feasting before Ash Wednesday, when fasting begins for the 40 days of Lent, leading to Easter.
With Shrove Tuesday fast approaching the supermarket shelves are being stocked with batter mix and ready-made pancakes, some of which couldcontain eggs laid by hens in cages - so please shop carefully.
Follow these healthy tips to make pancakes a nutritious meal to be enjoyed on Shrove Tuesday tomorrow or at any time of the year: Reduce the saturated fat content by using semiskimmed or skimmed milk.
Pancakes are among the simplest and yet most satisfying desserts around, and this week is the perfect excuse to get the frying pan out and cook up a batch -- March 8 is Shrove Tuesday, or as it's known in the UK, pancake day.
2 Shrove Tuesday is on the 8th - I don't usually need a reason to eat pancakes, but if you're giving me one.
Andrew's Episcopal Church and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church - Two congregations will join together to host a Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner from 5 p.
Flour supplier McDougalls predicted just two out of 10 families would make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.
Atherstone held its 809th annual Shrove Tuesday Ball Game yesterday honouring a celebrated tradition of "anything goes".