What is Shrove Tuesday? Always 47 days before Easter, it is the last day to eat up all of the foods Christians abstain from during the season of Lent. Shrove comes from the old word “shrive” which mean “to confess”. Back in the day, Christians confessed their sins before the Lenten season. Pancakes are a traditional food served on this day, and who doesn’t like Breakfast for Dinner? Other names for this day are “Fat Tuesday” and, of course, Mardi Gras.
These pancakes are what we call “plain fancy” in my house which means they are the “special” pancakes. They require some extra ingredients we don’t always have on hand. Totally worth it though! This recipe makes about 15 pancakes, so we always double it.