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Polorise 01.02.2008 07:16

Pancake Day
 
Tuesday 5th will be Wikipedia reference-linkShrove Tuesday ..... :msntongue:

Heres something to get you in the mood



01.02.2008 07:49

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I was just about to say they forgot to add baking soda to the mix then I realized they're not making Pancakes (despite his wearing a Pancake Man t-shirt) they're actually making crepes..!
Now I'm getting hungry...

Smitty 01.02.2008 08:15

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Quote:

Originally Posted by vwild1 (Post 165977)
I was just about to say they forgot to add baking soda to the mix then I realized they're not making Pancakes (despite his wearing a Pancake Man t-shirt) they're actually making crepes..!
Now I'm getting hungry...

You must be American!

In the civilised world we don't add a raising agent :msntongue:, I'll take my pancakes just how they were cooked on the video :msncool:

BTW, cool clip. Maybe we should have a poll, thick or thin pancakes?

Darkphoenix 01.02.2008 08:25

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Quote:

Originally Posted by vwild1 (Post 165977)
I was just about to say they forgot to add baking soda to the mix then I realized they're not making Pancakes (despite his wearing a Pancake Man t-shirt) they're actually making crepes..!
Now I'm getting hungry...

It has been so long since I have made pancakes that I have forgotten what I but in them.

I don t think I ever put baking soda in them though. . . .I would be interested to try it just to see what happens.

I will give a vote for thin crispy pancakes

Bobby.Buchi 01.02.2008 08:44

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I say thick ones with baking powder in, dripping with melted cinnamon sugar. Mmmmm

01.02.2008 08:47

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Here is a good article on Wikipedia about --> pancakes
I love both pancakes and crepes but the whole point of pancakes (take note of the word cake in there) is that they are meant to rise like a cake in an oven would.
So it's very simple: No baking soda, it's a crepe. With baking soda it's a pan"cake".

Dodger 01.02.2008 08:58

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Originally Posted by vwild1 (Post 165993)
Here is a good article on Wikipedia about --> pancakes
I love both pancakes and crepes but the whole point of pancakes (take note of the word cake in there) is that they are meant to rise like a cake in an oven would.
So it's very simple: No baking soda, it's a crepe. With baking soda it's a pan"cake".

Damn right.

Instead of the usual stuff that you put on a pancake, sugar and lemon juice works very well, too.

Here's a local variation that's worth a try: Wikipedia reference-linkKaiserschmarrn

Nickers 01.02.2008 09:13

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its pancake day not crepe day

Wikipedia reference-linkNational_Pancake_Day

Smitty 01.02.2008 10:24

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Quote:

Originally Posted by vwild1 (Post 165993)
Here is a good article on Wikipedia about --> pancakes
I love both pancakes and crepes but the whole point of pancakes (take note of the word cake in there) is that they are meant to rise like a cake in an oven would.
So it's very simple: No baking soda, it's a crepe. With baking soda it's a pan"cake".

Crepes, thick pancakes, thin pancakes, etc. are all part of the "Pancake" family. I don't recall putting a small boy called Jack in the ingridients last time I had flapjacks :p

However you like them pancakes are a joy to life and should be enjoyed in whatever fashion you wish. Whether they are like a cake or as a wrap around some fresh fruit. All I can say is, enjoy! :)

01.02.2008 10:35

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Originally Posted by Smitty (Post 166038)
Crepes, thick pancakes, thin pancakes, etc. are all part of the "Pancake" family.

Unless you're French.. then it's all part of the "Crepe" family. ;)

Crumbs 01.02.2008 12:16

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Can highly recommend Delia's recipe. Especially delicious with fresh raspberries - in Summer, not in February ;)

J_T 01.02.2008 12:27

Re: Pancake Day
 
I don't like them all spongy baking-soda-strange-tasting, not rubbery either. The trick is to whip the egg whites and fold them in, not mix. They come out both crispy and fluffy, yum!

Uncle Max 01.02.2008 13:18

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Quote:

Originally Posted by vwild1 (Post 166044)
Unless you're French.. then it's all part of the "Crepe" family. ;)

Precisely because the Brits dislike the Froggies, they're known as pancakes, not CrÍpes.

Lavatory, yes. Loo, sure (although that's too close to l'eau for me) but toilet? :eek: Stick with Bog if you're unsure, unless you're talking to an Irishman. Or a Dane. Crumbs, language is complicated.

It's pancake. And they're flat like a Witches oh never mind...

mimi1981 05.02.2008 14:30

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Just in case anyone else apart from me had already forgotten that it is today!! :msnblush:

Dodger 05.02.2008 14:37

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This could go in the Headline of the Day thread, but I think it belongs here:

Children's pancake race axed by health and safety killjoys

sheesh...

panamahat 05.02.2008 16:49

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been taking my tips from here -> www.welovepancakes.com <-
bon app, en guete, enjoy your feasting. . . . :msntongue:

And should you go the whole hog, enjoy your fasting :p

Guest 05.02.2008 17:03

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I'm planning on a Canadian-style evening: blueberry pancakes with maple syrup and peameal bacon (aka Canadian bacon for those 'from away'). Accompanied by a fine beer, of course.

:msntongue:

HM

05.02.2008 17:24

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I'll make some pancakes from scratch using Buttermilk instead of regular milk, they are tasty that way..!
:)

Uncle Max 05.02.2008 17:29

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...using chocolate milk, chocolate chips and a Magnum ice-cream as filling, it's good to remember the swimming season is only four months away...

PlantHead 05.02.2008 17:31

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Uncle Max (Post 167994)
...using chocolate milk, chocolate chips and a Magnum ice-cream as filling, it's good to remember the swimming season is only four months away...

But luckily whaling is now illegal...


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