Pancakes flipped throughout region on Shrove Tuesday

If you're making more pancakes, keep the ratios the same while adding more ingredients.

"We like to eat here at the Seniors Centre and ringing in Shrove Tuesday is a lovely excuse", said Beverley Nurden with a laugh.

However, if you're in the middle of an intense training plan and are topping up your protein intake with supplements, you may feel that you'll have to skip the Shrove Tuesday batter banquet.

In the Christian calendar, today is Shrove Tuesday.

THE West Wight will go flipping insane on Tuesday with two separate sets of Pancake Day races. Women race 415 yards tossing their pancakes in their frying pans from the start to the finish line.

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The restaurant will be giving out mini versions of Bill's lemon curd with the lemon cheesecake pancake recipe attached to everyone who orders pancakes on Tuesday.

The café specialises in thick American-style pancakes with sweet and savoury toppings including maple syrup and bacon, and Nutella with cream and banana.

And two-thirds of the population said they plan to mark the occasion, eating an average of two and a half pancakes each.

Pancake Day takes place 47 days before Easter Sunday.

Despite the simple recipe - which traditionally involves eggs, milk and flour - many people struggle to make the "perfect" pancake.

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There are numerous ways to make pancakes - after all, the day originates from using up what is left in your cupboard When is Pancake Day in 2017?

After an eggs-hausting race up and down the lawns, it was time to lick pans and make their way inside to feast on stacks of sweet pancakes served with fruit and other tasty toppings.

How to make the ideal pancakesWhy do we celebrate Pancake Day?

The legend of pancake flipping can be traced back to the 15th century when a woman in the United Kingdom rushed to church after hearing the bell for Mass midway through making her pancakes.

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