Wholewheat Pancake with Creamy Leek and Ham Sauce

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Anglo-Saxon Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins). A bell would be rung to call people to confession. This came to be called the “Pancake Bell” and is still rung today.

Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year and falls between February 3 and March 9. In 2016 Shrove Tuesday will fall on the 9th February.

Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients.

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 28th 2017

8 Responses to “Shrove Tuesday”

  1. lisl says:

    This looks like your making, Cherie – I bet it was deleicious

    • CherryPie says:

      It was all my making apart from Mr C cooking the pancakes as I was cooking the filling.

      They were delicious :-) I have never tried wholemeal pancakes before, I thoroughly recommend them.

  2. I can’t remember the last time I had a pancake; somehow, the old ways have slipped. That one looks fabulous, CP – save me a piece….Oh! Too late! :-)

  3. Diane says:

    I love pancakes and despite what the Bretons say,
    the best way to serve them is with freshly squeezed
    lemon and caster sugar, then rolled up, then sliced..
    delicious ,
    Best regards,
    Di. xx

  4. Not really keen on pancakes these days but when younger they always had to be with sugar and squeezed fresh lemon .

    • CherryPie says:

      I like them with lemon and sugar too. These were wholemeal and there were a few left over after the meal. So the next day we had one with lemon and sugar, it was delicious :-)