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Traditionally Shrove Tuesday is a day to use up ingredients, with it marking the first day of lent. It has since become the nation's favourite day of the year and an excuse for foodies to try out loads of different recipes from fat to thin pancakes with a variety of toppings. In celebration, we've got some flippin' good facts and recipe ideas for you!

  • Apparently us Brits use 52million eggs on pancake day, a whopping 30 million more than on an average day.
  • The average person consumes two pancakes on pancake day, that's 117 million pancakes the UK consumes in total.
  • The record for the highest pancake toss is 9.47 metres, as recorded in New York in 2010 - anyone think they can beat it this year?
  • The world’s largest pancake was made in Manchester in 1994. It was 49ft 3in in diameter.
  • In France it is a tradition to make a wish whilst tossing a pancake and holding a coin in the other hand.

The big question of course is do you prefer sweet or savoury? We asked the HGEM team and 82% said sweet, with traditional lemon and sugar being the topping of choice with some variations including maple syrup and butter. We picked out some of our favourite recipe ideas below.

  • Protein shake-up - Peanut Butter (tbsp) and Banana with a slither of honey
  • Berry-fection - Raspberry, Blueberry and Gooseberry with a splash of lime juice
  • Nutella, crushed up Malteasers and ice cream
  • Granola/yoghurt, fruit and maple syrup

Savoury wise, grated cheese and fried mushrooms is a favourite. One crazy team member doesn't even like pancakes so will be frying up an omelette tonight instead!

We hope you all have a great pancake day!

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