As Pancake Day always takes place 47 days before Easter Sunday, its actual date on the Gregorian calendar can vary.
This year, the annual food-filled event is taking place on Tuesday 16 February, according to the Independent.
Pancakes are one of the most versatile breakfast foods. They can be flavoured a million different ways, topped with fruits or chocolates, served with butter, ice cream and a variety of sauces and syrups.
Here is a British styles quick and simple recipe that are super-easy, even if you have no idea where to start.
Ingredients (makes 8-10)
100g plain flour
2 large eggs
275ml semi-skimmed milk
Butter or oil for cooking
Lemon wedges and caster sugar to serve
1. Sift the flour into a large bowl and add the eggs and milk. Whisk the mixture well until all the ingredients are combined and lump-free.
2. Next, heat some butter or oil in a small frying pan over a medium heat. Add a little pancake batter, swirl it to cover the base and cook for around a minute before flipping to cook the other side.
3. Remove the pancake from the heat and keep warm in a low oven while you make more. Serve with your choice of topping.