TOMORROW is Shrove Tuesday, an annual celebration synonymous with the making and flipping of pancakes.

But what is the religious significance behind the date?

Well, Shrove Tuesday happens on the eve of Lent ad traditionally Christians would use up all their eggs and fats in one meal to prepare themselves for a 40-day fast.

Most people don’t bother fasting anymore, and some even struggle to give up the treats they promised themselves they’d abstain from over Lent. However, the tradition of making pancakes is still very much alive and it is a great way of getting the kids involved in the kitchen.

Why not host a family flip off? Or a competition to see who can make the best pancake?

According to the Pancake Appreciation Society there is an art to creating the perfect pancake and the recipes we've posted pass their strict guidelines.

So here’s to happy flipping…