Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day as it is better known, is a special day celebrated in many countries around the world. It is celebrated in English speaking countries like the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada, as well as in France, the United States, and other countries where it is called 'Mardi Gras' or 'Fat Tuesday'.
Pancake Day is always on a Tuesday in February or March and is the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Lent is a period of 40 days before Easter when people often give up or stop eating things that are bad for them like chocolate or fast food. At the end of Lent comes Easter.
Drop Scones, also known as Scottish Pancakes or Granny Pancakes, are what we make here all year round in our Stornoway bakery. Back in the day, Scotch pancakes were traditionally made on a solid metal griddle on top of an open fire. As open fires are not permitted in bakeries these days, we instead make them on a roomy hotplate, where we can make 120 round pancakes at a time.
We suggest enjoying our pancakes with some fruity homemade jam and a warm cup of tea for the ultimate tasting experience!