Annual Pancake Race returns to St.Nick’s Church

Every year since 2005 the Liverpool Pancake Race takes place in the gardens of St Nick’s Church and this morning the rain certainly didn’t hinder the challenge.

Chefs from some of our favourite waterfront hotels get together every Pancake Tuesday in a bid to win the coveted engraved pancake pan.

For the past three years the team at the Atlantic Hotel have taken home this trophy, but who stepped up the challenge this tear? Watch the video above to find out.

The Rector of Liverpool, the Revd Dr Crispin Pailing, said, “I’d like to think that competitors have been training all year for this, but winning this prestigious race has as much to do with your pancake recipe.  Although it is a bit of fun, the history of pancakes reminds us about the start of Lent, which is a special time for Christians as they prepare for Easter.”  The winning chef is presented with an engraved pancake pan to display proudly in the hotel kitchen for their year of victory.

The origin of pancakes on Shrove Tuesday lies in the tradition of using up remaining fat and dairy products before ‘fasting’ began in Lent.  Although people rarely give up dairy products in Lent today, many Christians still keep the tradition of giving something up as a way of preparing themselves for Easter.

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