It’s time to dust off your frying pan, after your post-Christmas diet and indulge…
Deep rooted in the Christian tradition of Lent, Shrove Tuesday is before the first day of Lent, which is always 40 days before Easter. The name ‘Shrove’ originates from the word ‘shrive’ meaning to free yourself from sin.
But why do we eat pancakes? Flour, butter and eggs were a common thing to give up. Therefore, making pancakes is a fantastic way to use them, plus they’re a great example of sweet or savoury treats that people may wish to quit.
Also, some Christians believe that the four ingredients in pancakes represent the four pillars of the Christian faith: flour for sustenance, eggs for creation, milk for purity and salt for wholesomeness.
Looking to celebrate in Noho? Why not pop into The Riding House Café?
From the same team behind the Garrison and Village East in Bermondsey, the café is known for a fabulous breakfast spread all year round and the pancakes are a highlight on the menu. Served with a tempting combination of berries, vanilla clotted cream and maple syrup, they make a delicious start to the day!