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TiMow 07.03.2011 17:49

Re: Pancake Day. Mardi Gras
 
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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

Re: Pancake day yay!
 
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

Re: Pancake day yay!
 
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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

Re: Pancake day yay!
 
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

Re: Pancake day yay!
 
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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

Re: Pancake day yay!
 
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) :)


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