FLIP OUT: Preston’s cafes celebrate Shrove Tuesday with special events

TAKE A BITE: Jessica Smith at Green Frog Cafe
TAKE A BITE: Jessica Smith at Green Frog Cafe
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Fans of pancakes will be flipping for joy tomorrow as Preston’s cafes gear up for Shrove Tuesday.

Both the Green Frog Cafe, on Preston Docks, and Ultimate Cafe, within Ultimate Outdoors on Deepdale Shopping Park, are holding special events tomorrow as they rustle up traditional, and not so traditional, pancakes.

For pancake lovers who are looking to make their mark in the record books, Ultimate Cafe is the place to be.

Directors Nichola Lee and Andrea Edwards will encourage customers to go “flipping crazy” whenever they purchase a pancake in an attempt to beat the current record.

Each diner will be given a frying pan and a chance to beat the clock in the hope of breaking a new record.

Nichola Lee said: “At the moment, the most tosses of a pancake in one minute is 140 and was achieved by Brad Jolly in Australia on February 21, 2012.

“We want to encourage as many people as possible to come into the store, grab a pan and see if they can do better.”

Nichola added: “Pancake Day is our favourite time of the year, as we get to be even more creative in the kitchen.

“But this year, we have decided to put our customers to the test to see if we could break a world record.”

Andrea added: “We are renowned across the region for our speciality pancakes. From families to business people – everyone just can’t get enough of them!”

And over on Preston’s Docks, the manager of the Green Frog, Jessica Smith, is pushing the boat out with toppings to suit every tastebud.

Jessica said: “We’ve got all sorts from traditional sugar and lemon to Crepe Suzette, to savoury ones like cheese and ham, and we’ve got the Complete that has cheese, ham, garlic sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach on it.

“And for Tuesday only we’ve got blueberry and syrup and fresh strawberry and cream up for grabs.”

Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before Lent, when Christians traditionally give something up for 40 days.