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Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:42 pm
by nighthawk
Its pancake day again!



Whos having pancakes for tea tonight then? I think i might swing by the supermarket and pick up the ingredients after work (or maybe just buy ready made ones).

Anyone giving up anything for lent?

PS: It seems the rabbit in that photo even has his own wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oolong_(rabbit)

RE: Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:46 pm
by Stretch 8
I don't care for pancakes as much as I used to, and I have never cared for "eating breakfast for supper."

RE: Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:54 pm
by scbriml
Absolutely!

Savoury pancakes with cheese and ham first, followed by sweet lemon pancakes.  yummy 

RE: Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:03 pm
by flashflyguy


Quoting Stretch 8 (Reply 1):
I don't care for pancakes as much as I used to, and I have never cared for "eating breakfast for supper."

They're actually a bit different to an American 'breakfast' pancake Stretch 8. More like a crepe. My mothers parents were English and she would always do pancakes on Shrove Tuesday when we were growing up. My fave was with lemon and sugar. YUM!

Unfortunately I didn't have pancakes tonight...forgot all about them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrove_Tuesday - has a photo of the pancakes I remember.

RE: Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:03 pm
by nighthawk


Quoting FlashFlyGuy (Reply 3):
My fave was with lemon and sugar.

thats my favourite - sugar and Jif Lemon.

"Don't forget the pancakes on Jif lemon day." Big grin

RE: Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:52 pm
by signol
Absolutely! Having a bit of a party round a friend's. Chili with cheese as one topping, then ice cream and pineapple for desert  Smile

signol

RE: Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:14 pm
by 707CMF
In France, we have 3 traditional days for pancakes :
- Chandeleur on feb the 2nd
- Mardi Gras (shrove Tuesday) : the day before Lent
- Mi Careme (half Lent).

Couldn't do pancakes last saturday because I was out in town. But I'll get sure to have my Crepes tonight (even got the bottle of Cider).

Cheers,

707

RE: Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:15 pm
by MadameConcorde
I made crepes at lunch time, in honor of Concorde and the QE2.  veryhappy  I am a crepes expert.  goldmedal 
Today was with the maple syrup I brought back from my Three Cunard Queens trip to NYC.  airplane 
They were so delicious!!  yummy 

RE: Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:19 pm
by LTU932
Not me, because for us Germans, it's carnival and time to party!  bigthumbsup 

Unfortunately, tomorrow is Ash Wednesday or Aschermittwoch, which means tomorrow carnival season ends and the politicians hold their traditional "Politischer Aschermittwoch (a traditional Bavarian political event held each Ash Wednesday)" in Bavaria.

RE: Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:19 pm
by NeilYYZ
Nope, pancakes are good for the first two bites and then I'm sick of them, perhaps I'll wolf down a pack of blueberry ego's instead. As for lent, I'm not going to give up anything either, I don't really see the point.

RE: Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:26 pm
by MadameConcorde
Give up anything for Lent? I will give up the crepes and have meringues instead.  laughing   laughing   laughing 

RE: Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:31 pm
by Dougloid


Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 10):
Give up anything for Lent? I will give up the crepes and have meringues instead.

Yeah, I'm thinking about having a McDonalds fish sandwich to go with my sackcloth and ashes.


 Wink

RE: Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:46 pm
by Banco


Quoting FlashFlyGuy (Reply 3):
They're actually a bit different to an American 'breakfast' pancake Stretch 8

Yes, very much so. The taste of them is rather different too. And of course, unlike in America, we never eat them for breakfast; I can't imagine why anyone would want to. Different cultures...

It's interesting to see so many different things going on in different countries for what is essentially derived from the same festival though.

RE: Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:28 pm
by mhodgson
Wish I was, but I lack any of the ingredients  Sad

RE: Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:18 pm
by LTU932
You know what pisses me off about Lent? It's that on Good Friday, people refuse to make a nice, juicy beef steak. Every Good Friday I get in the mood for a steak, but since I can't make myself one (I suck at cooking), I have to rely on my mother and she outright refuses to make me a steak on Good Friday. Hell, even fast food chains in Costa Rica refuse to serve any kind of steak (beef, pork or lamb) except for fish on Good Friday.

RE: Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:44 am
by N1120A
I am now craving King Cake and didn't order any on time, since it isn't available in every grocery store here in L.A. as it was in New Orleans. I will try a bit more to find some at a restaurant, but may well have to stick with something else.

Edited to add: Get it right, it is Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras  Wink

[Edited 2008-02-05 20:46:59]

RE: Shrove Tuesday: Whos Having Pancakes?

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:10 pm
by OA260


Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 4):
thats my favourite - sugar and Jif Lemon.

"Don't forget the pancakes on Jif lemon day."

haha always remember that Ad!! I almost forgot but picked some ingredients on my way back from the airport last night. I make the Crepe type pan cakes and not the thick ones. Topped with maple syrup or Sugar and Lemon!!!