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PostSubject: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:06 pm



Happy Pancakes Day Machinists!

A cup of flour
one or two eggs
add milk and stir in gradually until like single cream
a pinch of salt
lemon ready for squeezing, caster sugar for sprinkling
a hot buttery frying pan...

Get tossing! bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:40 pm

How many would that recipe make - I haven't made pancakes for yonks. The local Supervalu in Clonakilty has us all ruined: they set up a large hot square frying surface in the shop and have a chef making them all day long. You can order as many as you want, do your shop and collect the pancakes just before going to the check out. Only thing is they really dont taste quite the same as the homemade ones. Kids are rebelling this year and I'm under orders: no Supervalu pancakes! Apologies to Mr Eugene Scally, prop. Supervalu Clon.

The thread is just what I needed - cheers Cactus!

Other toppings for pancakes? Opinion is polarised in this house - there are those of us who think it's nigh on sacrilege to have anything other than the lemon and sugar variety as so appetisingly pictured above. Others want chocolate sauce, and other sorts of toppings as well.

A savoury version, for a complete pancake meal, is to sprinkle finley chopped bacon and grated cheese onto the pancake batter once it is spread out in the pan. I also add dried onion flakes to it - or a tiny sprinkling of finely chopped spring onion.

Last year my daughter made her own chocolate pancakes - ie cocoa in the batter and we were all agreed they were not nice.

None of us can ever eat more than three, no matter how hungry we are.


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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:45 pm

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Happy Pancakes Day Machinists!

A cup of flour
one or two eggs
add milk and stir in gradually until like single cream
a pinch of salt
lemon ready for squeezing, caster sugar for sprinkling
a hot buttery frying pan...

Get tossing! bounce
There's no tosser like an old tosser, I'm a bit of a dab hand myself. My favourite is as above minus the lemon and plus some whipped cream and stewed apple. Sit down, knife and fork in hand and get yourself on the outside of that.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:48 pm

You can buy the batter in a bottle now. Just add milk to the line and shake it up. Just like real batter. I've been practising all week. A big dollop of raspberry jam for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:49 pm

Whipped cream and stewed apple is a new idea - will run that idea past the family council later. Sounds like it could be very nice indeed.

For the entertainment of our youngest, we have to make a point of having a pancake land somewhere it shouldn't - usually on Dads head if he can make it happen. It's part of the annual ritual. It's quite tricky to deliberately do that!
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:33 pm

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Whipped cream and stewed apple is a new idea - will run that idea past the family council later. Sounds like it could be very nice indeed.

For the entertainment of our youngest, we have to make a point of having a pancake land somewhere it shouldn't - usually on Dads head if he can make it happen. It's part of the annual ritual. It's quite tricky to deliberately do that!

Is that with or without the cream and stewed apple Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:42 pm

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Happy Pancakes Day Machinists!

A cup of flour
one or two eggs
add milk and stir in gradually until like single cream
a pinch of salt
lemon ready for squeezing, caster sugar for sprinkling
a hot buttery frying pan...

Get tossing! bounce

How much milk do you use? 1pt?

And why is the first pancake always a mess?
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:01 pm

Pancake mix likes to sit a while if you have time. A teaspoon of vegetable oil stirred in helps to stop it sticking.

I have a special iron frying pan / griddle just for pancakes - it is nice and heavy and flat and holds the heat well. The pan needs to be nice and hot.

I'm not sure of the amount of milk - I just add the egg to the flour and the gradually add and stir/whisk milk a little bit at a time until there is a runny, creamy mix half way between double and single cream.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:09 pm

Soda water is good mixed half and half with the milk - makes them very light.

But the only, absolutely only way to eat them is with a knob of melting butter as well as sugar and fresh lemon juice...

...and only when your mother makes them. I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:10 pm

Audi, please. The canned cream. Has to go.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:14 pm

Kate P wrote:
Soda water is good mixed half and half with the milk - makes them very light.

But the only, absolutely only way to eat them is with a knob of melting butter as well as sugar and fresh lemon juice...

...and only when your mother makes them. I love you

Butter with the lemon and sugar - that does sound delicious too. This thread ought to be made into 'The Little Book of Pancakes' or something - could be a big MN earner.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:18 pm

Kate P wrote:
Audi, please. The canned cream. Has to go.

You're right - I found much better stuff from Avonmore in a tub - pre-whipped too. yum yum
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:18 pm

A radio station in the background (not sure what it is - 2fm? - Will Leahy is presenter) discussing the Irish favourites.

1. sugar and lemon
2. jam and preserves
3. chocolate spread
4. ice-cream

Jam - never!!!

The mother says we have to make our own this year - she's gone out. Devastated. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:23 pm

Missed the last lemon in our local shop, so we had them with cooked blackcurrants and sugar. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:36 pm

Forgot to put a dollop of chilli con carne that I have leftover in my crepe earlier .. it'll have to be tomorrow I spose.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:03 am

I haven't eaten one in about 5 years. Takes me so long to cook them I couldn't be arsed eating them.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:08 am

Sugar? SUGAR?! Are you people MAD?

Honey all the way.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:10 am

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Sugar? SUGAR?! Are you people MAD?

Honey all the way.

Honey is just bee jam. Same thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:08 am

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cookiemonster wrote:
Sugar? SUGAR?! Are you people MAD?

Honey all the way.

Honey is just bee jam. Same thing.

s'not! s'different. sugar is all horrible and gritty in your teeth.. uugh!
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:08 pm

Pancakes eipologue:

Decided to make pancake night the occasion of trying out my new blender gadget - one of those stick like moulinex things with a single detachable rotary blade. I plunged it into the pankcake mixture and about a quarter of the batter was instantly relocated to the four corners of the kitchen. It took me nearly two hours to clean up the mess - every surface, appliance, cup etc was covered in in fine batter spatter - or rather the constituent ingredients of what should have been batter. Coming down into the sunlight this morning, the job still wasn't done: the windows were covered in dried on partly mixed flour, egg, oil and milk droplets which could only be got off with a scouring pad.

In the interests of getting the wretched things made and eaten before midnight I carried on amidst the mess last night and in spite of what you might think, they were a huge success. Very nice indeed.


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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:14 pm

Commiserations Aragon. Next time, stick to a fork. Laughing

Cookiemonster: if its gritty, youré not doing it right. Butter the hot pancake, sprinkle the sugar and squeeze the lemon asap. The whole thing mingles into a hot sticky lemony treacle.
No grit factor at all. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Pancakes Day !!!   Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:34 pm

My sister-in-law invite's over for pancakes every year.
This year the choice of toppings included vienetta, marshmallows, blueberries, strawberries, banana, nutella, ham, cheese, and new this year..
bacon and black pudding!
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