Today is Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day. It marks the beginning of Lent in the Christian calendar and was traditionally a chance to use up the eggs and flour in the house before fasting. Pancakes are really easy to make and you can eat them with lots of different things; sugar or jam if you like sweet things or with ham and cheese if you prefer a savoury taste. The best bit about making pancakes is trying to toss them in the frying pan to turn them over! Can you do it? Don't forget to ask a grown up to help. Here is what you need to make 8 pancakes: 300 ml milk 2 eggs 120 grams plain flour Put the flour and the eggs in a bowl and whisk together. Add the milk bit by bit and beat to make a smooth batter. Heat up a little bit of oil in a frying pan and when it is hot, pour in some of the batter to just cover the bottom of the pan. After 1-2 minutes, when it is turning a golden colour, flip it over and cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes. Tip it out on a plate and keep it warm until you have cooked all the other pancakes. Then tuck in with your favourite filling!