Pancakes are something many of us love, but tend to not have very often; however Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, is one day of the year where making and eating pancakes is celebrated.

Shrove Tuesday is traditionally seen to be the last day to indulge in the food that needs using up before the fasting period of Lent begins.

Pancake Day in 2017 is Tuesday February 28 and different organisations in Nottingham are partaking in the day and getting involved by holding pancake-making events such as pancake flipping and producing, and selling different types of pancakes both sweet and savoury.

The Pudding Pantry is one particular place in Nottingham that is recommended to go to for pancakes amongst many others such as Jo’s pancake house and Aubrey’s Traditional Creperie. Pancakes are one thing the cafe specialises in daily, with them being on the main menu. They offer a real variety of pancake toppings, to suit different taste buds. Pancake toppings on the menu include banana and chocolate, peanut butter and jam, bacon and maple syrup, salted caramel and ice cream and several more. There are also certain special toppings exclusive to pancake day.

Participant at the Pancake Day flipping competition in Nottingham
Participant at the Pancake Day flipping competition in Nottingham

As much as eating pancakes is a central part of Shrove Tuesday, making them is equally as important. The Corner House in Nottingham is encouraging people to partake in a pancake flipping competition, seeing how many pancakes they are able to flip in one minute. Capital FM will be there recording the results of each person who partakes in the event and the winner will receive a voucher for Tamatanga’s, as well as the two runners-up winning vouchers for Wagamama.

The Pancake flipping competition takes place at the Corner House on February 28. Workers at the Corner House are confident the event will be as successful if not more so, than the pancake race competition that they held last year.