Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras as it is known in France (literal meaning – Fat Tuesday), is the last day before the period of Lent and always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday. This means that in 2018 it falls on Tuesday 13th February.
Lent is a forty-day period of fasting when, historically, people would empty their larders of perishables and fatty products. So, what to do with the butter, flour and eggs that were part of their daily diet? Well, make pancakes or crepes of course! The tradition has continued over the years to the extent that Shrove Tuesday is more commonly known today as Pancake Day.
St. Dalfour fruit spreads are the perfect accompaniment to pancakes and with over a dozen flavours to choose from, you are spoilt for choice. Try our perfect pancake recipe and then load your pancakes with delicious fruit and a large spoon of the spread of your choice – or a drizzle of St. Dalfour 100% honey.
Or, how about a delicious take on the classic Crepes Suzette utilising St. Dalfour orange preserve:
Melt a large knob of butter (c25g) in a non-stick pan, then add:
4 tbsp St. Dalfour thick cut orange preserve
2 tbsp Grand Marnier or Cointreau
Juice of 2 oranges and some of the zest as required.
Simmer gently and slacken with a little water if required; add the pre-prepared pancakes folded into quarters and a few orange segments; warm through then serve on warmed plates.
Fun fact: The world’s largest pancake was made in Rochdale in 1994, measuring an astonishing 15 metres in diameter, weighing in at three tonnes and requiring the use of cranes to help flip it over! We don’t suggest you try anything on quite that scale!