What pancake topping will you be having?

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Over half-term, many YJA readers will be looking forward to their pancake. Originally, Shrove Tuesday was the traditional Anglo-Saxon meal on the day before the start of Lent. This would then lead into the 40 days of fasting before Easter.

The pancake itself also has a very long history and can be found in cookbooks going as far back as 1439! (The flipping or tossing of the pancake first appears in writing in 1619.)

The ingredients are said to symbolise four points of significance at Easter and springtime of the year. Eggs signify creation, flour is said to be the staff of life, salt is for wholesomeness and milk stands for purity.

There are two main types of pancake: sweet and savoury.

The most popular sweet toppings include sugar, golden syrup, chocolate sauce, ice cream, lemon, lime and orange juice.

On the savoury pancakes, you can have tomato and mushroom, butternut squash goat’s cheese and rosemary and lots more.

A keen pancake eater told YJA, ”My favourite topping is lemon and sugar but another family member likes minced beef and gravy!”

So this Shrove Tuesday why not put on a different topping from your regular one and, if you do, add a comment below!



Emily T, Year 6

Burgh School  

9 Responses to What pancake topping will you be having?

  1. Emily February 9, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Hope you all have a great pancake day!

    • Emily February 9, 2018 at 8:12 am

      My favourite topping is golden syrup.

  2. Abigail February 9, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Great article Emily!
    My favourite toppings are golden syrup and sugar.(I don’t like them together though).
    Keep up the good work

  3. admin February 9, 2018 at 8:58 am

    A well-written and very timely article, Emily.

    When I was your age, I really looked forward to Shrove Tuesday. The children on our street would compare their pancake consumption; I’m ashamed to admit I once reached double figures!

    I only recall ever adding lemon juice.

    YJA Co-editor

  4. Erin February 11, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Great article Emily keep up the good work. My favourite toppings are either golden syrup or lemon juice and sugar.

  5. Elvie February 11, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    What a convenient article Emily!

    My favourite topping is sugar and orange juice, we have just been shopping for ingredients and toppings. Im very excited. Last year my family and I had a party and a competition on who could eat the most pancakes. My Mum won!

    Keep up the good work.

  6. admin February 13, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    I can safely say I have not, and will never try pancakes with butternut squash and goats cheese on, it has to be a sweet topping for me. My fave is Nutella and slices of banana..Yum! I had two tonight, would of been three but one fell on the floor while I was trying a double flip from the frying pan 🙂

    YJA Co-editor

  7. Katie Burroughs February 16, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Well done Emily, my favourite toppings are sugar and lemon juice but I also like banana. I hope you had a good pancake day and keep up the great work!

  8. Emily February 19, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks for all the kind comments guys!


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