Symple Stuff 27cm Crepe Pan
It’s one of the best days in the calendar, isn’t it? Flipping American-style fluffy pancakes, crepe-style pancakes and topping them with lashings of maple syrup, a squeeze or two of lemon and a sprinkling of sugar or (controversially) cheese and mango chutney. Hey, we aren’t judging. 🤷🏻♀️
Whether you’re looking for all the gear to make your own or you fancy just heating up some ready-made beauties, we’ve got everything you need. Just skip to the next section.
Pancake Day falls on Tuesday 16 March 2021 this year. The day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, marks the start of Lent – the 40 days of fasting before Easter.
Pancake Day is held on a different day every year because it’s tied to the Easter calendar, which is celebrated on the first full moon after the spring equinox. In 2021, Easter Sunday will fall on 4 April.
Traditionally, Pancake Day is celebrated by Christians, but pretty much everyone will enjoy a pancake or two on Shrove Tuesday.
In years gone by, Christians would fast during Lent, making Shrove Tuesday the very last time when people could enjoy eating anything. Meats and fresh produce that would spoil would have already been used up in preparation for the fast, with only cupboard staples like flour, eggs and butter left.
Pancakes were the ideal recipe for all those lovely ingredients and so Pancake Day was born.
The word “shrove” is from the English word “shrive”, which refers to the confession of sins in preparation of Lent.
It sure is. You’ll find happy people flipping pancakes in the UK, Ireland, Australia and Canada. But also in France, the USA and other countries, where it’s fondly referred to as “Mardi Gras” or “Fat Tuesday”.
If anything could lift our spirits in lockdown, it’s pancakes. So take a look at our shopping expert’s pick of all the best gear to get your hands on.
Could you do with a new non-stick pan just in time for Pancake Day? Take a look at these picks below, from copper stone to authentic aluminium.
Having the right utensils can help prevent a full-on pancake disaster in your kitchen. Whether it’s a ladle, a spatula or a classy whisk, here’s everything you’ll need to put on your A game.
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Not keen on making your pancakes from scratch? No problem, you can buy pre-made pancake mix just as easily. There are even some high-protein options to try!
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Everyone has their own preferences, from Nutella and strawberries to paneer cheese and mango chutney! If you’re looking for a lower calorie option though, we’ve got you covered.