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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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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

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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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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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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...

nickatbasel 05.02.2008 22:26

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As my other half is Dutch we made some savoury pancakes by first frying rashers of bacon in the pan then pouring in the batter. Once the pancake was cooked on both sides, I put some grated cheese on, folded the pancake over and cooked it for a bit longer to let the cheese melt before serving.

Another combination was ham and cheese.

For sweet ones we fried slices of apple before pouring the batter over. Excellent with lemon juice and sugar.

Cheers,

Nick

05.02.2008 22:32

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I just finished a stack of (made from scratch American style) Pancakes drowning in maple syrup with a side of sausage and I think I over did it.!

I'm going to explode..!!

:D

mimi1981 06.02.2008 09:19

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My pancakes were gorgeous although probably only to me as my fillings were rather strange :msnblush:

First pancake was marmite, second peanut butter and third nutella!!!

Polorise 06.02.2008 09:21

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Originally Posted by mimi1981 (Post 168220)
My pancakes were gorgeous although probably only to me as my fillings were rather strange :msnblush:

First pancake was marmite, second peanut butter and third nutella!!!

ha ha .... Lea & Perrins with sugar ... :msntongue: Mrs P is convinced I am a mentalist.

06.02.2008 15:42

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Originally Posted by mimi1981 (Post 168220)
First pancake was marmite, second peanut butter and third nutella!!!

:msnsick: Think my pancakes are coming back up on that news..!

mimi1981 06.02.2008 20:19

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Originally Posted by Polorise (Post 168222)
ha ha .... Lea & Perrins with sugar ... :msntongue: Mrs P is convinced I am a mentalist.

Glad to know I'm not alone :msnblush:

Different horses for different courses......the only motto that works in my life :D

Brightonite 24.02.2009 12:36

Pancake Day. Mardi Gras
 
Anyone else looking forward to pancakes with lemon juice and sugar tonight? Yummy! :D

24.02.2009 12:56

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Maybe this for sale item is still available...? :)
http://www.englishforum.ch/sale-want...epe-maker.html

Guest 24.02.2009 13:00

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There's a machine to make pancakes?

Civilisation really is approaching the end... :msnshock:

Brightonite 24.02.2009 13:00

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Quote:

Originally Posted by vwild1 (Post 403538)
Maybe this for sale item is still available...? :)
http://www.englishforum.ch/sale-want...epe-maker.html

Pancake maker. Decription. A wife and a frying pan. Cost (over the years) Countless thousands.
Why didn't I see the one for sale, above, years ago?

Crumbs 24.02.2009 13:01

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Just had them for lunch!

There's another thread on this topic somewhere....

edit: found it

Crumbs 24.02.2009 13:03

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Quote:

There's a machine to make pancakes?

Civilisation really is approaching the end... :msnshock:
There's a machine for everything.

Did you see the banana slicer for CHF 1.90 in Migros a few weeks back? Mad!

Brightonite 24.02.2009 13:22

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Originally Posted by Crumbs (Post 403548)
There's a machine for everything.

Did you see the banana slicer for CHF 1.90 in Migros a few weeks back? Mad!

Nope, but I can believe it. Now today for our pancakes "You Kay" style we have to squeeze our lemons (Not like Robert Plant, "Till the juice runs down our legs") but with some sort of device. The aforementioned expensive pancake maker, purchased a Philippe Starck designed, Alessi lemon juicer for about 100 Chfs and it's bloody useless.

Guest 24.02.2009 13:25

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Originally Posted by Brightonite (Post 403569)
Nope, but I can believe it. Now today for our pancakes "You Kay" style we have to squeeze our lemons (Not like Robert Plant, "Till the juice runs down our legs") but with some sort of device. The aforementioned expensive pancake maker, purchased a Philippe Starck designed, Alessi lemon juicer for about 100 Chfs and it's bloody useless.

What's wrong with Jif?

Brightonite 24.02.2009 13:34

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What's wrong with Jif?
Isn't that syph now?

raincookie 24.02.2009 15:51

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Originally Posted by Brightonite (Post 403579)
Isn't that syph now?

Isn't that a disease??? :confused:

Oh, you mean Cif?!!

And you can forget Alessi gimmicks - just decorative.
I have the Anna corkscrew - looks cool but bloody useless!!

Guest 24.02.2009 17:32

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Nothing to see here.

Brightonite 24.02.2009 17:33

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Quote:

Originally Posted by raincookie (Post 403713)
Isn't that a disease??? :confused:

Oh, you mean Cif?!!

And you can forget Alessi gimmicks - just decorative.
I have the Anna corkscrew - looks cool but bloody useless!!

Ah! Sounds like. I'm sure that's what I meant to say:msngrin:

You are so right about the gimmicks

adrianlondon 07.03.2011 17:35

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Pancake day tomorrow!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/occasions

Guest 07.03.2011 17:47

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Originally Posted by adrianlondon (Post 1127423)
Pancake day tomorrow!

Oooooooo, I feel a stack of seafood crepes coming my way... :msntongue:

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