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Pancake Pandemonium

Shrove Tuesday fell during the Tribe’s half term this year and we decided to have a few neighbours over to race with pancakes, make pancakes and eat pancakes.  Nowadays, the Tribe and probably a lot of other children know Shrove Tuesday better as pancake day.  A shame but that’s the commercial world that we live in today.  The word shrove came from the old English word ‘shrive’ meaning to confess.   The ingredients that make up pancakes were supposed to be restricted during Lent, a period of about 6 weeks (40 days) leading up to Easter Sunday.  So, to ensure no wastage, pancakes would be made up and eaten before Ash Wednesday (the day following Shrove Tuesday).  The Christian church doesn’t impose strict fasting during Lent.   Continue reading Pancake Pandemonium