Pancake Day falls in February each year, and many of us stock up with the ingredients and toppings we prefer, some like savoury, while others prefer sweet.
Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is an annual feast day which dates back to the 16th century, and a day to indulge before the restrictions of Lent.
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent.
On Shrove Tuesday, traditionally pancakes were made as a way to use up foods like fat, eggs, milk and sugar before the 40 days of Lent.
While this may not be so strictly followed today, many people around the world enjoy pancakes in various forms on Pancake Day.
Whether your favourite topping be Nutella, Biscoff spread, fruit, Greek yoghurt or bacon on your pancakes! Perhaps fill them with cream cheese and finely chopped spring onions - however you enjoy them - the day is here.
Yes, in 2021, Pancake Day falls on Tuesday, February 16th. However, the date of Pancake Day changes each year, as it always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday.
This means Easter Sunday 2021 is on Sunday, April 4.
For those observing Lent, the 40 days of fasting begins on Wednesday, February 17.
Lent marks the 40 days Jesus was said to have spent in the desert, avoiding temptation from the devil.
And so, traditionally those marking the period give up things they usually indulge in or even fast.
Today many give up things like fizzy drinks, chocolate, and even limit screen time.
Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the word shrive, which means "absolve".
In Christianity, the day is a time to confess any sins and ask for absolution from God.
In present times, here in the UK, under Covid lockdown rules churches can stay open, but with limits on capacity depending on the size of the building, following a risk assessment. Where possible, when visiting a place of worship you should stay local and avoid travelling outside your local area, meaning your village or town, or part of a city.
200 Grams of ricotta cheese
I teaspoon of cinnamon
A splash of milk
1. Mix the cheese, eggs and cinnamon into a small mixing bowl, add a splash of milk if the mix is too thick to run freely.
7. Or why not serve with a slice of lemon - gently squeezed over the crepes.
The important thing is to enjoy your pancake day 2021.
All the best Jan