From Guildhall Library, an Elizabethan pancake recipe from Thomas Dawson’s The Good Huswife’s Jewell, 1585.
Maaaaaany people don’t know this, but back before Elizabethan times, people used to sing an old ditty in celebration of pancakes. It went like this:
It’s pancake day, yes it’s pancake day. It’s p-p-p-p-p-p-p-pancake-day.
Meanwhile, on the other side of Guildhall Library, a totally legit pancake race.