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6 Cakes, Pancakes and Donuts for Celebrating Mardi Gras

Homemade Beignets

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent, the period of fasting and prayer that preceeds Easter in many Christian traditions. It is also known as Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras (which means “Fat Tuesday” in French) and Pancake Day. While its roots may be in religion, the celebration of Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras tends to be a secular one, an excuse to eat, drink and ... Read More »

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with Pancakes

Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

The Tuesday before Lent begins is known as Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday and – somewhat less officially – Pancake Day. Lent is a period of fasting in many Christian traditions, so the day before it started was a time when people set out to use up all the milk, butter, eggs and other items that they couldn’t eat during Lent. Buttery crepes or pancakes that ... Read More »

The History of Pancake Day

Passionfruit Coconut Pancakes

Pancake Day is  one of the few food holidays that has its roots firmly planted in tradition and was not simply named on a whim to celebrate the tasty breakfast food. Pancake Day is better known as Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent, the period of fasting and prayer that preceeds Easter in many Christian traditions. The tradition of ... Read More »

Pancake recipes for Pancake Day

Brown Sugar Pancake stack

For those who celebrate Lent, Shrove Tuesday is a pretty important day because it is the last day before Lent, traditionally a period of fasting. The day is also known as Pancake day, because foods like milk, eggs and butter needed to be used up before Lent began and pancakes were a great way to do just that. And a day celebrating pancakes is something ... Read More »

Crepes for Pancake Day

This recipe is from Tante Marie, a famous French cook who, according to some “set new standards for French cuisine”. With a name like “Aunt Marie”, however, I find it rather difficult to believe that there actually was such a person. I could be wrong here, but it probably isn’t unlikely that the name was a creation of someone trying to sell a cookbook. Not ... Read More »

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