Pancake Day a chance to prepare for lent

FLIP: Zola Peters and reverend Chris Duxbury making pancakes with Helen Slater, Edna McCormack and Val Walker looking on. Picture: Neil Richardson

FLIP: Zola Peters and reverend Chris Duxbury making pancakes with Helen Slater, Edna McCormack and Val Walker looking on. Picture: Neil Richardson

The annual pre-Lent pantry clean out has resulted in a sweet treat, as cupboard staples – eggs, flour and milk – were turned into pancakes.  

Shrove Tuesday, also known as pancake day, saw people around the world whip up some fluffy goodness, including the Hadspen Uniting Church congregation.

“Shrove Tuesday was the day when originally they got rid of all the goodies out of their house and prepared for Lent, which is the lead up to Easter,” the congregation’s Edna McCormack said.

“Pancakes were chosen because they were pretty basic and were using up flour, eggs and milk … the staples.” 

The group has been holding the event for at least 16 years and hoped to cook more than 100 pancakes to raise funds for Uniting Care. 

“They all come back for seconds,” she said.