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Sweet or savoury

The world over pancakes (whatever

they are called, from crepes (France) to

hoppers (Sri Lanka), from blinis (Russia)

to raggmunk (Sweden), they serve as a

base for both sweet and savoury dishes

¬- and sometimes a combination of the

two (think bacon and maple syrup).

There's also plenty of variation when

it comes to how to top them. Lemon

and sugar is a common way to serve

pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. You can try

something more exotic, like cinnamon and

lime tossed pineapple with pomegranate

seeds and toasted coconut. Dramatically

fluffy 'Dutch babies' are baked in the oven

and served either savoury with goat's

cheese or sweet with apples, berries

and cream. I relished, too, experimenting

with different kit such as an appam pan

for making hoppers, and a special castiron

aebelskiver pan with little hollows

for producing distinctive puffy, spherical

pancakes, traditionally turned with knitting

needles.

Reflecting the massive popularity of

all-day brunch menus, more and more

restaurants are featuring pancakes on

their year-round menu too: pancakes

are no longer just for Shrove Tuesday. In

fact, the scope for pancakes is flipping

unstoppable!

Flipping Good: Pancakes from Around

the World, by Sudi Pigott, Kyle Books.

Pancakes are an absolutely ancient

food. Mentioned by Greek poets from

the 5th century BC, they are probably

even older than that as that's just the first

written record. Pancakes vary a little in

terms of their ingredients but are mainly

separated out by their looks. Crepes are

the French version, famous for being very

thin and usually sweet. They also have

the galette, made from buckwheat and

which are savoury. Another French way of

using pancake batter is to bake clafoutis,

traditionally with fruit such as cherries.

From Sri Lanka we get hoppers which

are shaped like bowls and can be filled

with ingredients, such as a fried egg. They

are made from fermented rice flour and

coconut milk. Indonesia has the serabi,

made from the same ingredients but

are only cooked on one side. To make

them gloriously green, powdered pandan

leaves are often added. In northern Africa,

the injera is a yeast-risen flat-bread with

a unique spongey texture. Over in Japan,

they have the okonomiyaki, which is

almost a pancake/ omelatte variant and

is usually savoury, served with cabbage,

aubergine ('okinomi' means 'as you like').

In India, meet the marvellously thin and

crispy dosa.

Russian blinis are the 'go to' party

pancake, made with buckwheat and

famed for working best with sour cream

and either smoked salmon or caviar. The

Swedes have raggmunk, a pancake

6g fat, 10g carbs, 4g protein

NUTRITION

Per pancake if eight

made as per recipe

variant that includes grated potato.

Closer to home we have the boxty - a

sort of hash/pancake hybrid from Ireland

that (unsurprisingly and quite deliciously)

includes potato. The Scotch pancake

(also known as a drop-scone) includes

sugar and a measure of cream of tartar.

Basic batter

The basic recipe by the Great British Bake

Off's youngest winner, Martha Collison.

Her recipe uses the 1-2-3 theory -- 100g

plain flour, 2 eggs, 300ml milk. This

makes eight pancakes. Optional - add a

pinch of salt and you will need butter for

frying. Mix the flour and eggs with a little

milk - whisk to combine. Add in the rest

of the milk slowly, whisking as you go (or

use a blender). You can cover and leave

(overnight if wished) or use immediately.

Pancake relatives

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