Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday precedes Ash Wednesday and the period of Lenten fasting. Apparently Pancakes were originally eaten to use up forbidden foods and it is claimed that their ingredients have special lenten symbolism:

  • Flour is the staff of life
  • Milk is the innocence and purity
  • Salt is incorruptibility
  • Eggs symbolise creation
Who knew pancakes meant so much!

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