Make sure you celebrate Pancake Day this Tuesday with award-winning chef, Brad Jolly in a live Pancake cook-off and tossing demonstration at Martin Place, Sydney between 7 – 11 a.m.
Here’s a little bit of history for you… Strove Tuesday is the day preceding Ash Wednesday and is used to celebrate Lent. Pancakes are eaten as they are made out of the main foods available, sugar, fat, flour and eggs, whose consumption was traditionally restricted during the ritual fasting associated with Lent.
It is tradition in towns such as Liberal, Kansas, and Olney to have a Pancake race. The tradition is said to have originated when a housewife from Olney was so busy making pancakes that she forgot the time until she heard the church bells ringing for the service. She raced out of the house to church while still carrying her frying pan and pancake. The pancake race remains a relatively common festive tradition in the UK, and England in particular, even today. Participants with frying pans race through the streets tossing pancakes into the air, catching them in the pan whilst running.
Sample a range of delicious Pancakes, including lemon, orange, sugar, nutella, strawberries, whipped cream, banana, berries and maple syrup.
If you also fancy your luck at breaking the Guinness Book of Records attempt for the most Pancakes flipped in one minute – now’s your chance!
The current title currently sits at 117 pancakes flipped, achieved by Aldo Zilli (Italy) on the set of Blue Peter, BBC 1, London, UK, on 24 February 2009.
So if you think you have what it takes to be crowned the pancake flipping world champion – don’t miss out.
Staying in? Why not make your own! These Blueberry Pancakes are delicious with lashings of butter and drowned in maple syrup.
Tuesday 21 February from 7am to 11am
Martin Place (outside ANZ), Martin Place (inbetween Castlereagh and Pitt St) Sydney 2000