How will you be eating yours?
Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is the feast day immediately before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of the 40 days of Lent that lead up to Easter. Because its date is determined by that of Easter Sunday, Pancake Day really is a moveable feast
A pancake (or hotcake, griddlecake, or flapjack) is a flat cake, often thin and round, prepared from a starch-based batter that may contain eggs, milk and butter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan, often frying with oil or butter. … In Britain, pancakes are often unleavened and resemble a crêpe.
While some suggest that Ötzi the Iceman was eating einkorn wheat in an early sort of flatbread form, most food historians say that the earliest pancake-like dish, known as Alita Dolcia (“another sweet” in Latin), was made by Romans in the 1st century CE from milk, flour, egg, and spices.