DOUGH – NUT was the local name for Shrove Tuesday
In 1832 records say
Mothers “make a good store of small cakes fried in hog’s lard,
placed over the fire in a brass kettle or skillet called “dough-nuts”.
But pancakes became the genuinely old custom from 1619
when it was fun to toss food was well understood from early times.
It was the day whereon both rich and poor
Are chiefly feasted with the self same dish
Where every paunch, till it can hold no more
Is fritters filled,as well as heart can wish;
And every man and maid do take their turn,
And toss their pancakes up for fear they burn;
And all the kitchen doth with laughter sound,
To see the pancakes fall upon the ground.
For Pancake recipe see post below or Search “Pancake Day”