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TiMow 07.03.2011 17:49

Re: Pancake Day. Mardi Gras
 
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Originally Posted by adrianlondon (Post 1127423)
Pancake day tomorrow!

Are you a tosser, and end up with white sticky stuff on the ceiling?

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Messi 08.03.2011 12:48

Pancake day / Pancake Tuesday/ Mardi Gras
 
Just to remind everyone, today is Pancake day (Shrove Tuesday)

How many will you be eating? I will eat as many as i can until i pop! :D

Guest 08.03.2011 12:49

Re: Pancake day yay!
 
I just had two big thick ones for breakfast, covered in sugar and lemon juice.

miss_bean 08.03.2011 12:52

Re: Pancake day yay!
 
Women and pancakes go hand in hand :p
as today is also the International Women's day.

Happy Women's day to All of us there :hippy::wave:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3q4xkSO2MM


And happy pan cakes too!

Upthehatters2008 08.03.2011 13:17

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For me it is Flip-Flop day :( Still , they taste scrummy my regardless.

Is there any other food that we put lemon juice and sugar on together ?

Guest 08.03.2011 13:23

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Originally Posted by Upthehatters2008 (Post 1128232)

Is there any other food that we put lemon juice and sugar on together ?

Lemon drizzle cake. ;)

08.03.2011 13:26

Re: Pancake day yay!
 
Just a question on this: when I was a kid, pancakes (and Shrove Tuesday) meant crepes. The small, fat ones were Scotch Pancakes. Is this normal or a product of my disgustingly South African heritage?

Guest 08.03.2011 13:29

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Originally Posted by economisto (Post 1128244)
Just a question on this: when I was a kid, pancakes (and Shrove Tuesday) meant crepes. The small, fat ones were Scotch Pancakes. Is this normal or a product of my disgustingly South African heritage?

You are correct. Proper pancakes are very thin, made by rolling the batter around the frying pan. Those little fat things are Scotch pancakes.

I just enjoyed Hoosier pancakes, which are as wide as a proper pancake and as thick as a Scotch pancake. Just like most Hoosiers aren't. :D

08.03.2011 13:34

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which are as wide as a proper pancake and as thick as a Scotch pancake.
So basically a kilo of cooked batter with butter on top?

I can reset the health-ometer by adding organic maple syrup right?

Guest 08.03.2011 13:36

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Originally Posted by economisto (Post 1128253)

I can reset the health-ometer by adding organic maple syrup right?

You could, if you wanted to go entirely colonial.

A proper Englishman, however, should add nothing more than lemon juice and a little sugar, regardless of the provenance of the pancake.

Some things are simply not negotiable.

Lou 08.03.2011 13:37

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Gloden syrup wrks so much better than the mapel variety ;)

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Originally Posted by economisto (Post 1128253)
I can reset the health-ometer by adding organic maple syrup right?


Guest 08.03.2011 13:38

Re: Pancake day yay!
 
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Originally Posted by Lou (Post 1128258)
Gloden syrup wrks so much better than the mapel variety ;)

Has the sun passed the yardarm already? :D

08.03.2011 13:42

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A proper Englishman, however, should add nothing more than lemon juice and a little sugar, regardless of the provenance of the pancake.

Some things are simply not negotiable.
Lemons are from the colonies. Nowt but dripping for me.

Mud 08.03.2011 13:42

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Originally Posted by miss_bean (Post 1128191)
Women and pancakes go hand in hand :p
as today is also the International Women's day.

Happy Women's day to All of us there :hippy::wave:




And happy pan cakes too!

Happy Women's day (what the heck?!)- but in my corner of the world pancakes are a man's domain. And they most certainly do not resemble crepes in any way, with all due respect to those delicious flour based delights. Pancakes are thick and fluffy. Saying they should be thin is like saying nori rolls should be made with tortillas. So sayeth the Yank, and pancake cooking/eating champion, Mud.

I guess I know who's making dinner tonight :p.

adrianlondon 08.03.2011 13:45

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I had pancakes for breakfast (English "crepe style" ones), but I swissified them by having them with:

http://www.swissfoodstore.com/produc...-cream-spread/

Guest 08.03.2011 13:47

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Originally Posted by economisto (Post 1128266)
Lemons are from the colonies.

The Mediterranean colonies are almost home, so they don't count.

http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafmusic/rafcm...0EF4D4ABC6.jpg

Mud 08.03.2011 13:52

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Originally Posted by adrianlondon (Post 1128270)
I had pancakes for breakfast (English "crepe style" ones), but I swissified them by having them with:

http://www.swissfoodstore.com/produc...-cream-spread/

http://www.swissfoodstore.com/publis...hy%20Cream.jpg

Now banned in the Mud household. Somehow I can restrain myself with Nutella but that stuff is like meth and crack and spreadable joy in a convenient non-breakable container :msnblush:.

miss_bean 08.03.2011 13:53

Re: Pancake day yay!
 
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Originally Posted by Upthehatters2008 (Post 1128232)
For me it is Flip-Flop day :( Still , they taste scrummy my regardless.

Is there any other food that we put lemon juice and sugar on together ?


The easiest is the Lemon juice.. just add water to lemon and sugar :p

Else you can try one of these!

http://www.cooksunited.co.uk/rs/s0/l...r/recipes.html

c123 08.03.2011 13:53

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IMHO, it's either a thick (English) pancake, or a thin (French) crepe (slightly different recipe. And of course there are also US style hotcakes (again, different batter).

Whatever, all three get made in my household, Belgian style waffles too :)

Just sugar most of the time, sometimes whipped cream, chocolate powder or maple syrup. Although I recently discovered Ovalmaltine crunchy cream, so must try that :)

Btw, wasn't the French 'Chandler' (not the same as Shrove Tuesday or is it??) last week?

08.03.2011 13:58

Re: Pancake day yay! [2011]
 
Well I know now what I'm having for dinner, homemade buttermilk pancakes covered in maple sirup..!

(American style of course) :)

Meisie 08.03.2011 14:02

Re: Pancake day yay! [2011]
 
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Originally Posted by economisto (Post 1128244)
Just a question on this: when I was a kid, pancakes (and Shrove Tuesday) meant crepes. The small, fat ones were Scotch Pancakes. Is this normal or a product of my disgustingly South African heritage?

I'm very tempted to red blob you for that.. I'll go easy on you this time considering your recent achievement here.

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Originally Posted by Mud (Post 1128281)

Now banned in the Mud household. Somehow I can restrain myself with Nutella but that stuff is like meth and crack and spreadable joy in a convenient non-breakable container :msnblush:.

DITTO!

Guest 08.03.2011 14:07

Re: Pancake day yay! [2011]
 
Note to self: turn off computer when going into the other room for any length of time... :msnshock:

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Originally Posted by account_hijacker
Last edited by Dougal's Breakfast; Today at 13:55. Reason: fixed that for you, cuddlewumpkins ;)



08.03.2011 14:09

Re: Pancake day yay! [2011]
 
Well happy tossers' day everyone. It's also Lent tomorrow and Ladies' day today!

miss_bean 08.03.2011 14:25

Re: Pancake day yay!
 
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Originally Posted by Mud (Post 1128267)
Happy Women's day (what the heck?!)- but in my corner of the world pancakes are a man's domain.
I guess I know who's making dinner tonight :p.


Yes I agree, Man make better pan cakes than women ! So in that sense they certainly are a man's domain!

I have already mailed my man, on what he should be cooking tonight :D

NSchulzi 08.03.2011 14:33

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Originally Posted by economisto (Post 1128244)
Just a question on this: when I was a kid, pancakes (and Shrove Tuesday) meant crepes. The small, fat ones were Scotch Pancakes. Is this normal or a product of my disgustingly South African heritage?

Is this true?? I always had you down as being more British than the British!

However, English pancakes should not be thick ... but, rather, quite thin, golden brown and just going a tiny bit crispy around the edges. Then folded into quarters and served with caster sugar and fresh lemon wedges.

miss_bean 08.03.2011 14:40

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Originally Posted by Nicolaschulz (Post 1128369)
Is this true?? I always had you down as being more British than the British!

However, English pancakes should not be thick ... but, rather, quite thin, golden brown and just going a tiny bit crispy around the edges. Then folded into quarters and served with caster sugar and fresh lemon wedges.

Can we have a poll to this thread on thick versus thin pancakes!! :D It's so incomplete without those yummy pictures!
http://midstatemills.files.wordpress...pg?w=300&h=191

OR
http://www.teclasap.com.br/blog/wp-c...2/pancakes.jpg

Chemmie 08.03.2011 14:41

Re: Pancake day yay!
 
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Originally Posted by miss_bean (Post 1128375)
Can e have a poll to this thread on thick versus thin pancakes!! :D


http://www.teclasap.com.br/blog/wp-c...2/pancakes.jpg


SOLD!!!

and with a ton of maple syrup !!!!!!

NSchulzi 08.03.2011 14:45

Re: Pancake day yay! [2011]
 
Sorry but, as yummy as those luscious thick thingies in the bottom picture, oozing with syrup, look ... they are not (:msnshock:) what I call real pancakes!

In fact, my mother used to make something like that and I am sure that she called them drop scones.

MusicChick 08.03.2011 14:47

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Originally Posted by economisto (Post 1128244)
Is this normal or a product of my disgustingly South African heritage?

Aren't those simply blinis? What are you on about, guys? :D

Ok ok, I think healthier would be replacing maple syrup with hummus. Aaaaahhhh, jayzum. But if it's pancake day, I won't refuse them for dina, yum. Or waffles? Do those count?

miss_bean 08.03.2011 14:49

Re: Pancake day yay! [2011]
 
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Originally Posted by Nicolaschulz (Post 1128384)
Sorry but, as yummy as those luscious thick thingies in the bottom picture, oozing with syrup, look ... they are not (:msnshock:) what I call real pancakes!

In fact, my mother used to make something like that and I am sure that she called them drop scones.

No , it's hard to believe you, can you make those real pan cakes that are quite thin, golden brown and just going a tiny bit crispy around the edges. Then folded into quarters and served with caster sugar and fresh lemon wedges. I can come for tasting :D

NSchulzi 08.03.2011 14:52

Re: Pancake day yay! [2011]
 
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Originally Posted by miss_bean (Post 1128390)
No , it's hard to believe you, can you make those real pan cakes that are quite thin, golden brown and just going a tiny bit crispy around the edges. Then folded into quarters and served with caster sugar and fresh lemon wedges. I can come for tasting :D

he he - yes I can! And you would be very welcome, but you would need a passport at the moment ;)

miss_bean 08.03.2011 14:57

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Originally Posted by Nicolaschulz (Post 1128394)
he he - yes I can! And you would be very welcome, but you would need a passport at the moment ;)

Passport for crepes? :eek: like they ask Betreibung.

Anything for the crepes!;)

Guest 08.03.2011 15:01

Re: Pancake day yay! [2011]
 
It looks like I could be in for a generous helping of crumpet tonight :msntongue:
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Messi 08.03.2011 15:13

Re: Pancake day yay! [2011]
 
For me, crepes are very thin English style pancakes. Therefore, English pancakes are slightly thicker. American style pancakes are smaller in diameter and a lot thicker and are similar to Scotch pancakes and drop scones.

An english pancake is at its best served with loads of lemon juice and sugar. I however, cant be arsed to faff around folding into triangles. I roll them up like a sausage shape, cut into and 4 scoff :p

mimi1981 08.03.2011 15:20

Re: Pancake day yay! [2011]
 
I have my pancakes with marmite and cheese :p

I know I'm weird...

08.03.2011 15:27

Re: Pancake day yay! [2011]
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Meisie (Post 1128311)
I'm very tempted to red blob you for that..

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nicolaschulz (Post 1128369)
Is this true?? I always had you down as being more British than the British!

See Meisie! See what my parents are doing to me! I am British, but noooooo, they must take that away every.....breathe....breathe....



Quote:

Originally Posted by Mud (Post 1128281)
Now banned in the Mud household. Somehow I can restrain myself with Nutella but that stuff is like meth and crack and spreadable joy in a convenient non-breakable container :msnblush:.

Yeah I was brought up on ovaltine and milo. Explains the clinical obesity and toothless grin.

08.03.2011 15:28

Re: Pancake day yay! [2011]
 
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Originally Posted by mimi1981 (Post 1128438)
I have my pancakes with marmite and cheese :p

I know I'm weird...

http://cache.virtualtourist.com/1527...rie-London.jpg

This is/was my local pancake place in London and they did awesome cheddar crepes and gallettes!

Dunroaming 08.03.2011 15:30

what's your topping for pancake day??
 
happy pancake day.
as i type i have my pancake mix on the window sill waiting for when I get back.
easy as:
110g plain flour.
2 eggs
pinch of salt
200ml milk
75ml water

Mix in the order of above, first sieve the flour then add eggs and whisk in slowly the liquids.

I will have some lemon and sugar, then another one with nutella. Then I need some idea's for savoury...
what's your unsual/favourite pancake???:D

NSchulzi 08.03.2011 15:32

Re: Pancake day yay! [2011]
 
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Originally Posted by economisto (Post 1128453)
http://cache.virtualtourist.com/1527...rie-London.jpg

This is/was my local pancake place in London and they did awesome cheddar crepes and gallettes!

Where is that in London? The guy second left obviously has more than a fondness for them!

Guest 08.03.2011 15:32

Re: what's your topping for pancake day??
 
A little lemon and a little sugar - simpler is often best.


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