For those of you who aren't from the UK, pancake day may sound a little bit nutty. It is, essentially, a day dedicated to making and eating pancakes. And although it is traditionally a Christian holiday followed by 40 days of giving something up (known as lent), a lot of us have forgotten the history to it and instead we see it as an excuse to gorge ourselves on pancakes coated in anything yummy.
It was an absolute delight for me to introduce pancakes into my Italian host family's household. As they had never heard of it, much less celebrated the day. After picking Edoardo up from school, we headed to the local supermarket, and irrationally chose as much as we could afford to coat our pancakes in, jam, lemon, sugar, nutella, whippy cream, you name it. It was in our basket.
I chose to stick to the traditional British lemon and sugar, something poor Edoardo could not understand (why choose something so boring when there's so many delicious toppings????). And for the next 40 days, I am attempting to give up chocolate. Which I assume I'll break within 40 minutes, let alone 40 days. But the intention is there none the less!
I hope you've all had wonderful pancake day's and have found yourself in a pancake induced coma.
Ciao for now!