Today, Tuesday 1 March 2022 is Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday. For kids it was, and could still be, more important than Valentine’s Day which could occur before or after depending on the date of Easter.
History Extra has an article The history of Shrove Tuesday: why do we eat pancakes? It includes a recipe for Swedish Semla buns— no mention of the calorie content!
1 March is also St David’s Day. Those with Welsh ancestry may want to add a side of Leeks.