dont forget tomorrow is pancake tuesday! shrove tuesday always falls the day before ash weds and is therefore the last day before the commencement of lent. lent is a time of abstinence and penitence, when you give certain foods up, so pancakes are the last meal containing eggs, flour and butter, which were forbidden during lent. nowadays few people fast, but the tradition of pancake tuesday does live on. i have always used delia smiths classic recipe – foolproof, never goes into lumps and is delicious with lemon and sugar.
i have always tried in the past to give up wheat, sugar, red meat, but my willpower is not great – i now am a great believer that a little of everything is fine.