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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

Re: Pancake day yay!
 
Quote:

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

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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

Re: Pancake day yay! [2011]
 
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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

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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

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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

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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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