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to not have had/made/gave the children ANY pancakes today?

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PacificDogwood Tue 12-Feb-13 19:23:13

<<awaits flaming>>

We have very eggy pancakes rather often (started doing this when it was the only way to get DS1 to try egg when he was being weaned some 9 years ago ), I had another dinner planned and DSs had asked for apple crumble for dessert.

So I, for one, have been on Pancake Strike today, hmph <<ducks behind barricades>>

PacificDogwood Wed 13-Feb-13 21:36:18

shock at 2-pan-technique - that sounds complicated.

I feel a family tradition of Not Pancake Day on Shrove Tuesday coming on grin<any excuse>

missorinoco Wed 13-Feb-13 21:11:17

They still didn't want pancakes with nutella and bananas. Nobly I ate the offering rather than waste it.

I can see what you mean about melted butter being too hot for them. I melt it in the microwave, then smear a little across the pan with kitchen roll. Greases the pan without burning the butter. Forgot to try oil today, next time.

IsThatTrue Wed 13-Feb-13 05:46:17

I kept to my familes time honoured tradition of NOT having pancakes on pancake day.

When I lived with DM and DDad we used to have pancakes about once a month but never on pancake day, not on purpose it's just no one wanted them/wanted to cook them/we didn't have lemon or eggs.

So to preserve a family tradition I ransacked the cupboard and realised I had no lemon juice/lemons refused to make pancakes on pancake day!

Oh and DS doesn't like them! hmm strange boy that one, he doesn't like cake or biscuits either!

flow4 Wed 13-Feb-13 05:45:22

I do not, DO not understand pancake mix! grin Especially the ones that say "Just add an egg" - which means they're containers full of flour and dried milk for 10 times the price of flour and real milk!

Making pancake batter is very easy (1/2 pint milk, 1 egg, 4 oz flour, pinch of salt --> whisk it all), and cooking them is also easy (non-stick pan, get it v hot, melt a sugar-lump sized knob of butter for each one and pour in the batter when it starts to brown), but it just takes so much TIME!

Half an hour of work for 2 minutes of scoffing! shock Pancakes have the worst effort-to-munch ratio of any food I can think of!

angelsonhigh Wed 13-Feb-13 05:17:55

Umm, I use a pancake maker. Pancakes always turn out lovely.

When I am feeling particularly lazy I use pancake mix (fill with water and shake). DC don't really know the differenceblush

Alligatorpie Wed 13-Feb-13 04:46:59

I am eating low carb, no one asked for them, so i ddn't make them.

sashh Wed 13-Feb-13 04:24:30

I never make them on Shrove Tuesday. For me it would be too much like doing something religious.

I do make them quite often though, nice easy breakfast.


Poor you.

If you want to try again here is my method. It's all about preparation.

make the batter in a jug bowl.
a ladle
have two frying pans, one smaller than the other.
cut lard into tiny cubes - you need one or two per pancake.
a plate.

OK put both pans on the hob - at the front and the plate on a back ring - do not put heat under the plate, just under the pans.

melt lard in both pans.

use the ladle to put batter in the smaller pan, move the pan around to coat it with batter. Cook until you see tiny holes appear.

Pick up the pan and turn it over on top of the bigger pan, leave the pancake to cook on the other side in the bigger pan.

melt fat in smaller pan.

pour batter into smaller pan, by this time the pancake in the bigger pan is cooked and you can tip it onto the plate.

keep going until all the pancakes are cooked.

Oh and the first pancake is always rubbish.

AlienReflux Wed 13-Feb-13 02:18:28

My pan is soaking in the kitchen as I speak.tried some poxy Delia recipe, batter was like water, probably because it was half milk half water, thought she knew what she was doing?? They just weren't right, so I gave up and promised pancakes tomorrow!

MusicalEndorphins Wed 13-Feb-13 01:38:14

Non pancake eaters here.

madbengal Wed 13-Feb-13 00:11:25

we had pancakes today DD had a friend round so was meant to be a joint effort, except I was left doing all the work while they plonked themselves on sofa ummmm think I missed that trick lol

I didn't have any either!

Dh made the kids pancaked with bacon and maple syrup for dinner!

Ds asked why he was having breakfast at dinner time!

deleted203 Tue 12-Feb-13 23:34:24

Hooray! I'm not the only shit mother in the world! grin I couldn't be arsed with faffing with pancakes, TBH. Easier to cook something else.

Whatsthatnoise Tue 12-Feb-13 23:32:32

DD(4) helped me make the batter, watched me fry the pancakes and helped spread nutella on them. Then in typical 4 year old fashion declared she doesn't like pancakes or nutella. DP and I scoffed the lot and DD had an apple grin

Thingiebob Tue 12-Feb-13 23:32:16

No pancakes here either. I was too busy, pregnant and I'm probably the only one who likes them. I have tried pancakes with Nutella and banana on my three yr old before. I think she thought it was a waste of a perfectly good banana.

BluelightsAndSirens Tue 12-Feb-13 23:32:08

Yabu mine had pancakes and sugar for their dinner.

ReturnOfEmeraldGreen Tue 12-Feb-13 23:25:25

YABU. No pancakes?! shock

StuntGirl Tue 12-Feb-13 23:23:58

Ooh we had crepes cannelloni and salad followed by Nigella's mascarpone and ricotta pancakes with rum-steeped strawberries. I may make the rum strawberries to go with everything now, they were that good.

I love pancake day, would be gutted if I missed it. Besides, I have to have something nice before my self-imposed chocolate ban <weeps>

Lovelygoldboots Tue 12-Feb-13 22:33:26

70isalimitnotatarget, it did affect my hands. The other one has been pressed on the side of my face..<ow emoticon>. To be honest pancakes is the one thing I can do that makes me feel like a good mummy. I can't bake at all.

PacificDogwood Tue 12-Feb-13 22:32:00

wreckingball, you need to make a stand against the tyrrany that is Pancake Day <<raises fist in defiance>>

Pancake Week shock?? I really don't think so, Donteven...

I feel relieved that I am not entirely on my own with Pancake Refusal today grin.

EndoplasmicReticulum Tue 12-Feb-13 22:31:21

I've had two lots today - one at school, more when I got home. Husband cooked them though.

Pancakeflipper Tue 12-Feb-13 22:29:43

I used the Bero recipe for my special day.
And I mastered the dairy-free ones. I am one happy Pancakeflipper.

bringonyourwreckingball Tue 12-Feb-13 22:28:48

I made the dc American style pancakes for breakfast. I curse every year that pancake day is on a Tuesday as it's my busiest work day and had hoped they wouldn't notice this year but dd2 came out of school yesterday yelling 'pancake day woohoo I love mummy's pancakes' so what could I do?

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 12-Feb-13 22:25:00

Lovelygoldboots how smug - having a tooth out doesn't affect your hands does it? You can still wield a pancake flipper..................well you did ask to be flamed grin grin grin

We had pancakes with syrup and peaches (and areosol cream for mine) nom nom nom

spiderlight Tue 12-Feb-13 22:17:16

We had them last Tuesday by accident, after another mum on the school run convinced me that it was pancake day, but they went a bit wrong so I was quite glad of the excuse to have them again today. I even managed to flip them, for the first time ever grin

Lovelygoldboots Tue 12-Feb-13 22:16:25

I have had a tooth pulled out today and still made pancakes <awaits flaming for being smug>

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