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Pancake Tuesday: 21 sweet and savoury pancake recipes

Whether religious or not, people around the world are celebrating Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday with a giant stack of yummy pancakes.

Why pancakes?

In medieval times, Shrove Tuesday (Shrove derives from "shrive", meaning "to confess") was the last chance to indulge yourself and to use up the foods not allowed during Lent, the Christian preparation for Easter. Pancakes were eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.

Whether you observe Lent or not, why not join in the fun of Pancake Tuesday? Pancakes are quick, easy and inexpensive to make for just one or a whole crowd. Here are 21 of The Canadian Living Test Kitchen's best sweet and savoury pancake recipes.

Sweet pancakes

Savoury pancakes
And here's how to make the perfect buttermilk pancakes (video).

Read more: Get ready for Easter crafts and recipes!

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