Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Day, Shrove Day, Fastnacht,it's all to celebrate the last day before Lent which begins with Ash Wednesday.
Tuesday Pancakes came from. I adapted the recipe found in an old New Orleans church cookbook.
Picture above with recipe link.
Today I'm making German Kreppel.
Here they are on my Mother's old glass
pedestal cake plate, waiting to be devoured.
They are removed from the pan and drained on paper towels.
Then rolled while still warm in sugar....
and eaten right away.Kreppel are very similar to French Biegnets, that are so popular in New Orleans. Sometimes they are filled with jam, but we preferred them the traditional way with just a light sugar coating. They are light as clouds.
My Mother and my Aunt in Germany would always make them on Fastnacht Day
and everyone would wait patiently for one to be just cool enough to handle and eat.
So on Fat Tuesday have yourself a plate of pancakes or a coffee with a donut if that's your pleasure and carry on the tradition.
I love food traditions. Don't you?
The recipe has been posted on Rita's Recipes .
(as soon as I licked the sugar off my fingers!)
Links: A Stroll Thru Life, Coastal Charm