Pancake Tuesday is the traditional feast day before Lent begins, and is celebrated across Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Anglo-Saxon Catholics would attend confession at their parish church, where they would be ‘shriven’, or forgiven for their ‘sins’.
After confession, families would go home to use up any eggs and fats they had before embarking on their lent fast. The 40 day fast in essence serving as a period of cleansing to aid spiritual advancement.
Here’s two yummy tea inspired pancake recipes, for a pancake with a difference this Pancake Tuesday :)