Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man. Bake me a pancake as fast as you can.

Across the world there are many events to mark the season of Lent which starts on February 18; New Orleans has Mardi Gras, Rio has its Carnival and to rival this glamour and excitement in Britain and Ireland we have Pancake Tuesday.

I have often wondered what connects making pancakes to Lent and have conducted some careful research to wonder no more, basically I typed ‘Pancake Tuesday’ into Google. Continue reading