Yesterday we celebrated Shrove Tuesday with a feast of traditional English style pancakes for supper before the fasting of lent began today. We often have American style pancakes for brunch on the weekend and whilst they are delicious, they just don’t compare to our lovely natives, although we rarely eat them throughout the year apart from on Shrove Tuesday!
We spread the feast throughout the evening so that we could be as greedy as possible and have three pancakes each, indulging in both savoury and sweet toppings and fillings.
We started with crispy streaky bacon, ripe brie, caramelised onions and cranberries
Then we had the very traditional lemon juice and golden caster sugar
To round off our feast (and our tummies!) we filled our final pancakes with Nutella, bananas and dulce de leche
After rolling our way from the dining room to the lounge we discussed our fastings for Lent and we are giving up desserts and alcohol for the forty days until Easter Sunday. We are not religious, but as we celebrate Christmas and Easter we also like to observe Lent. Otherwise it feels as though we don’t really deserve our Easter eggs, hot cross buns and simnel cake if we haven’t sacrificed anything for them! Will you be fasting any food for Lent this year?
P.S Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments on my sweet Sherry post, you have touched my heart with your kind, thoughtful and supportive words. Thank you so much again, I love you all xoxo