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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pancake Day!

Which is your preference?


Pancake a la crepe?


Savoury...


or sweet?


With just a squeeze of lemon and a dusting of sugar...


or fully loaded?

Do you prefer American-style buttermilk pancakes,


slathered in only the highest-quality maple syrup


and the purest of butter...


...with perhaps...


a little bacon on the side?

Whichever...may your crepes/pancakes be light and fluffy
and exquisitely delicious for tomorrow Lent begins!

I think it's safe to presume that my sister V., the self-anointed Pancake Queen, will be channeling her inner Nigella and making pancakes for her grandsons today!

28 comments:

  1. Maple syrup and no HFCS for us. I make whole wheat pancakes but do like all kinds.

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    1. Yes...would be nice to banish HFCS from everything for ever Olive! Enjoy!

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  2. We don't eat pancakes any more, but when we did it was with lemon and sugar. Plain and simple. Gorgeous.

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    1. My favourite too Cro! It's what we were raised on...old habits die hard!

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  3. I like the English pancakes with lemon and sugar. 2nd choice a buttermilk (thin) with blueberries and maple syrup.

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  4. Chania...given the calories and the total lack of real nutrition of these little monsters, it makes me glad we only have Pancake Day once a year...so delicious! LOL!

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  5. I'm a light and fluffy kind of American pancake girl ~ with (warm) maple syrup if you please...

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    1. A most important step Nancy...WARMED maple syrup...thanks for pointing that out!

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  6. Lemon and sugar, especially today.

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    1. Enjoy Wally! Lemon and sugar is my choice too!

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  7. All mine love their pancakes with lemon and sugar!! Enjoy your day:)
    ~Anne

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  8. I love buttermilk pancakes, but I don't put syrup on them (too sweet for me) - I make them with blueberries or bananas with butter and maybe some jam on top. Those crepe pancakes look so yummy. Jess makes crepes once in awhile. This is a very tasty looking post today, and I think I want to make some pancakes right now hehe.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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    1. Love the idea of bananas and jam. Off to make mine right now Sheri!

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  9. J your pancakes have definitely got the edge. But in saying that Grand daughter did have lots of fun making hers.

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    1. I loved your grandaughter's pancakes Molly! Especially the half a can of whippy cream!

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  10. Being on this diet I made pancakes but didnt eat ONE!!!!!!!!
    HOW GOOD WAS i ?

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    1. Bravo to you. My batter is still chilling...haven't given into temptation yet. Perhaps by the time I have cooked them all I will feel like I have eaten them!

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  11. Oh I love the American style ones - with maple syrup of course! Pancakes are one of the things I miss most about Canada! Happy Pancake Day!

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    1. That's the beauty of cooking Clare...it knows no boundaries!

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  12. I used to like the light and fluffy type for breakfast - warm from the pan, a light mear of butter and top with something sweet, like honey or strwberry jam!

    Yummo! - but not anymore, not these days! A guys gotta watch his waistline! lol!

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  13. a crepe, please - fully loaded.

    Actually, I get them once a year when we head to Oregon to see family. My sister in law makes them specially for me. Isn't that wonderful?

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    1. worth the trip home for Relyn...for sure!

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  14. I completely forgot it was pancake day. I think I've missed it every year that I've lived in Spain :-( My fav is just with sugar and lemon (brings back lovely childhood memories) xx

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  15. Vanessa...there has to be a Spanish version! Hola!

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  16. Hi Jacqueline

    I prefer crepes, if available, savory or sweet all are welcome.
    As a part time job, I worked at a crepe restaurant many years ago- they had an incredible lobster crepe, I'm drooling at the memory

    Helen xx

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  17. Lobster Crepes! Oh Helen...I'm in heaven at the mere thought!

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