GET your frying pans at the ready, Pancake Day is crêpe-ing closer.
Here is everything you need to know about Shrove Tuesday in 2022.
When is Pancake Day 2022?
The date Pancake Day falls on changes every year.
However, it is always on a Tuesday between February 3 and March 9.
In 2022, you need to make sure you have your ingredients ready in time for March 1.
Why is Pancake Day always on Tuesday?
Pancake Day – or Shrove Tuesday – comes the day before Ash Wednesday.
It is celebrated 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies year to year, but it always falls on a Tuesday.
What are best pancake toppings?
Brits most commonly top their thin crêpe-like pancakes with lemon and caster sugar.
Others venture slightly further from tradition with honey, golden syrup, fresh or tinned fruit, or ice cream.
But really, you can top your pancakes with anything you like – peanut butter, jam, yoghurt, caramel, chocolate chips, Nutella, or whipped cream.
You can even go savoury with bacon, cheese, eggs, vegetables – the list is endless.
According to celeb chef Jamie Oliver: “The sky’s the limit when it comes to pancake toppings, so experiment with your flavours to keep things interesting.”
He adds on his website: “Go savoury or sweet, add fresh herbs or citrus zest, embrace seasonal fruit, or make veg the hero.
“Think about textures and colour – crunchy nuts or creamy yoghurt, crumbly cheese or soft roasted tomatoes – and most importantly, keep things fresh.”