The first sweet (or savoury) day of the year is here.

Pancake day is a tradition in the UK and other countries. Shrove Tuesday, was celebrated 40 days before Easter as it was the last chance to use up eggs and start the Lenten fast.

The tradition started many centuries ago. The first pancake recipe appeared in an English book in the 15th century. Although it began for purely religious reasons, today it’s widely enjoyed and is one of the most wanted days during the dark winter times

Around 17 million pancakes are eaten in the Uk on pancake day, and with more than 52 millions eggs consumed on this day, we can say the entire nation enjoys this tradition.

Whatever your reasons are to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, at Porter, we want to give you an idea for each meal of the day that makes you feel like you’re travelling the world from the comfort of your kitchen.


American Pancakes for breakfast

One of the most popular breakfast items in America is the pancake tower.

Typical American pancakes

Americans usually have their buttermilk pancakes served with honey or maple syrup and butter. The base is like English pancakes, but you’d need to add some buttermilk and sugar to make them a bit sweeter.

The recipe is the perfect option for breakfast.

Mexican Pancakes for lunch

Mexican food is just incredible. Their gastronomy has too many choices, and all their ingredients are so tasty.

We don’t know about you, but we can eat Mexican food all day.  We love tacos, nachos or enchiladas.


So, we thought you’d enjoy delighting your tastebuds with these Mexican pancakes for a tasty ShroveTuesday lunchtime. They work great with a topping of mince, avocado and lime juice.

Chinese Pancakes for dinner

We’ve reached the end of the day, and we want to leave you with a good taste in your mouth.


Everyone loves Chinese. In 2019, the Chinese takeaway was the nation’s favourite, so we thought that this duck pancake would be perfect for dinner.

Chinese food

They’ll be an excellent option for dinner as they’re lighter than other options but still full of flavour.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these recipes and give them a go. Have you ever considered any of them before? Let us know which one is your favourite.