Mardi Gras – Pancake Tuesday.

Mardi Gras, translated literally is Fat Tuesday” aka “”Shrove* Tuesday”” or “”Pancake Tuesday”” the day Christians Celebrate as the Day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. The idea is to get rid of all their perishable goods before the time of fasting, so they cook it all and make:

1 1/2 Cups Plain Flour
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 Tblsp Sugar
2 Eggs
300ml Milk
2Tblsp Melted Butter

Mix, Stand for a while, Cook.

Recipe courtesy of my Brother-in-Law Chris. We found them a little thick, so we added more milk.

The Mardis Gras connection is explained better,(or at least corroborated) here. I first heard it on Light FM last year.

* Shrove seems to be from the Scottish “”Shriven”” or cleansed (of sins)

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