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Pancake Day

Postby Noodly on Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:53 pm

It's Shrove Tuesday and in the UK we are supposed to have pancakes.
I turned mine into a holy sacrament:

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Re: Pancake Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:49 pm

Brilliant! I was listening to John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, on the radio this morning. He had made pancakes for the presenters using eggs and flour, but also raw cane sugar, lemon and lime juice. Apparently they were fantastic.

I'm neither here nor there about his being an Archbishop, but big respect to the man for his l33t cooking skillz.
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Re: Pancake Day

Postby Cardinal Fang on Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:37 pm

Presumably the sugar and lemon/ limemix was a topping.

I favour golden syrup myself.

Haven't made pancakes yet. Forgot to buy eggs. :bummer:

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Re: Pancake Day

Postby Ubi Dubium on Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:29 pm

Noodly wrote:It's Shrove Tuesday and in the UK we are supposed to have pancakes.
I turned mine into a holy sacrament:

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I get the strawberries and the Nutella. But are those peas?
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Re: Pancake Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:38 am

Those aren't the FSM's *ahem* "peas", they're meant to be it's eyes.
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Re: Pancake Day

Postby Noodly on Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:07 am

Ubi Dubium wrote:I get the strawberries and the Nutella. But are those peas?


Blueberries for the dewy eyes
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Re: Pancake Day

Postby black bart on Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:11 am

Noodly wrote:
Ubi Dubium wrote:I get the strawberries and the Nutella. But are those peas?


Blueberries for the dewy eyes


Brilliant :worship:

We had pancakes and I had all those ingredients in front of me (even the blueberries would you believe) but I didn't put it all together...you have put my creativity to shame.
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Re: Pancake Day

Postby bonsaiherb on Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:58 pm

I agree. Loved the presentation! However what is -- "Shrove Tuesday and in the UK we are supposed to have pancakes."

And how do UK pancakes differ from German, Dutch or Swedish pancakes. Most of these are rolled up like burittos with jam inside and sugar (perhaps vanilla or Cinnamon sugar on top. Dutch use more sour cream and even cottage cheese as a stuffing. Sourdough pancakes are great too.

German cooking also has Shmarn, which is basically scrambled pancakes with sugar and cinammon on top. Wonder why I had so many cavities as a kid! Potato pancakes are also disgustingly sugar rich but yummy.

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Re: Pancake Day

Postby Cardinal Fang on Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:27 am

Pancakes are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday as a way of using up things like milk and eggs before Lent (which starts the day after).

As a rule UK pancakes are more akin to thin French crepes than the fatter American style ones. The difference between UK pancakes and French ones though lies in how they are turned. In France they're generally turned over with a palatte knife or a spatula - in the UK they're tossed. There are even pancake tossing races throughout the UK.

Filling wise, sugar and lemon is fairly traditional, but anything (savoury or sweet) is okay. Not too sure there is any rule about whether they are folded or rolled - it's personal preference.

My preference is for golder syrup and lemon juice, then rolled.

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Re: Pancake Day

Postby bonsaiherb on Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:08 pm

Thank you Cardinal Fang,

"Shrove Tuesday (widely known as Pancake Day)" Lentish stuff. Guess that must have escaped me, as did I from the Catholic Church. I am now thinking that my Mom Austrian must have followed this tradition as well. When I was a boy, my mother always cooked fish on Friday. Abstinence from meat on Fridays is still commanded by the Catholic Church in much of Europe. Less so in the States.

Oh Jeesh, I still remember those ghastly herring salads. YUK! Better though than swallowing them raw as the Dutch sometimes do.

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BTW, the German pancakes are more like crepes as well. Not at all like the fat American ones. Usually filled with jam and sugar on top. A recipe to kill ones teeth for sure.
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