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Archonic Energy
2011-03-08, 09:08 AM
it's that time of year again.

Shrove tuesday... or as it's better known over here Pancake Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancake_day)

so 2PM local time and my pancake count is 5... i see that doubling or maybe tripling before the day's out!

what's your high score?

and remember there are no winners because EVERYONE wins on pancake day! :smallbiggrin:

NOM NOM NOM NOM

Thufir
2011-03-08, 09:21 AM
It's pancake day, yes it's pancake day... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj_aHCpZl4k)

Moonshadow
2011-03-08, 09:48 AM
It's pancake day, yes it's pancake day... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj_aHCpZl4k)

I can't eat pancakes without being instantly nauseous. Too many bad memories :/

Eadin
2011-03-08, 09:59 AM
It's pancake day?:smalleek:
*runs to the kitchen*

Teddy
2011-03-08, 12:18 PM
it's that time of year again.

Shrove tuesday... or as it's better known over here Pancake Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancake_day)

so 2PM local time and my pancake count is 5... i see that doubling or maybe tripling before the day's out!

what's your high score?

and remember there are no winners because EVERYONE wins on pancake day! :smallbiggrin:

NOM NOM NOM NOM

International Pancake Day (which isn't especially celebrated in Sweden, AFAIK) has this year collided with Fettisdagen ("Fat Tuesday"), A traditional Swedish day when we eat "Semlor" (a bun filled with almond icing and whipped cream). As a true Swede I've been too preoccupied thinking about nothing this to do anything involving pancakes today. :smalltongue:

Candle Jack
2011-03-08, 12:21 PM
I never really understood the appeal of pancakes. Without syrup, they are bland and unpleasant. So you pour on syrup and end up with this greasy mess that sits in your stomach like a rock. Blech.

Castaras
2011-03-08, 12:37 PM
It's pancake day, yes it's pancake day... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj_aHCpZl4k)

We have the Maid Marian comic version of "How the band got together." :smallbiggrin: Epic series.

Teddy
2011-03-08, 12:44 PM
I never really understood the appeal of pancakes. Without syrup, they are bland and unpleasant. So you pour on syrup and end up with this greasy mess that sits in your stomach like a rock. Blech.

Have you tried jam? Or cream? Or sugar? Those are pretty traditional Swedish toppings on pancakes that all, according to me, are delicious.

Archonic Energy
2011-03-08, 01:04 PM
International Pancake Day (which isn't especially celebrated in Sweden, AFAIK) has this year collided with Fettisdagen ("Fat Tuesday"), A traditional Swedish day when we eat "Semlor" (a bun filled with almond icing and whipped cream).

for the same reasons... last day before lent.

KuReshtin
2011-03-08, 01:10 PM
International Pancake Day (which isn't especially celebrated in Sweden, AFAIK) has this year collided with Fettisdagen ("Fat Tuesday"), A traditional Swedish day when we eat "Semlor" (a bun filled with almond icing and whipped cream). As a true Swede I've been too preoccupied thinking about nothing this to do anything involving pancakes today. :smalltongue:

Pancake Day is on the same date each year, and it always falls on the same day as 'Fettisdagen' since they are the same thing.
It's the last day before the start of Lent ('Fastan' in Swedish), where it's traditional to have a final feast before the Lent starts.

In Sweden, it's celebrated with the 'Semla' bun with marzipan and whipped cream, whereas in other countries, they use pancakes.

Shrove Tuesday is also the date when Mardi Gras officially ends, because of the same reason that has been mentioned above. 'Mardi Gras' is, in fact, French for 'Fat Tuesday'.

Teddy
2011-03-08, 01:35 PM
for the same reasons... last day before lent.

Ok, I see.


In Sweden, it's celebrated with the 'Semla' bun with marzipan and whipped cream, whereas in other countries, they use pancakes.

You felt it was necessary to explain a "Semla" when I had already done it in the post you quoted, eh? :smallwink:

KuReshtin
2011-03-08, 01:45 PM
You felt it was necessary to explain a "Semla" when I had already done it in the post you quoted, eh? :smallwink:

Occupational hazard from having worked in tech support for too long.
No matter how many times an explanation has been given for a term, someone'll still ask what it means.
I genreally don't assume that anyone knows what I'm talking about. :smallwink::smallbiggrin:

Archonic Energy
2011-03-08, 01:49 PM
So Ku... what's this Selma thing?
:smalltongue:

@V Bravo Sir!

Teddy
2011-03-08, 01:52 PM
So Ku... what's this Selma thing?
:smalltongue:

Selma Lagerlöv was a famous Swedish author. A Selma can also refer to the Swedish 20 crowns bill (due to her portrait being on it). :smalltongue:

THAC0
2011-03-08, 02:59 PM
I don't know about pancakes, but for us it's fastnachts. Or donuts, if you aren't making them yourself!

Charity
2011-03-08, 02:59 PM
So Ku... what's this Selma thing?
:smalltongue:



Isn't she in the Simpsons?

Ranger Mattos
2011-03-08, 04:37 PM
I didn't even know, and I had pancakes this morning. Look at me being psychic.

CurlyKitGirl
2011-03-08, 04:42 PM
I had my Pancake Day on SUnday. Pancake parties are amazing. Had about half a dozen or so, and this year I didn't have to do any cleaning up either!
:smallbiggrin:

Pancakes with cream and chocolate chips are yummy. As are the traditional sugar and lemon ones.

Charity
2011-03-08, 05:31 PM
Pancakes with raspberries and cream. nomnomnom

KenderWizard
2011-03-08, 06:18 PM
Shrove Tuesday is the only day of the year I eat pancakes for dinner, and therefore, a good day! (Even though I'm gluten intolerant, so I can't have as many as I'd like. Maybe it's for the best - I'd probably eat too much!) Anyway, when I was a child we had thin French-style pancakes with sugar and lemon, or Nutella for other people (I don't like Nutella). Now I live with my boyfriend, who is American, so he makes big chubby American pancakes, which we eat with maple syrup. Initially I found this some kind of heresy, but it's really grown on me!

Teddy
2011-03-08, 07:26 PM
Shrove Tuesday is the only day of the year I eat pancakes for dinner, and therefore, a good day! (Even though I'm gluten intolerant, so I can't have as many as I'd like. Maybe it's for the best - I'd probably eat too much!) Anyway, when I was a child we had thin French-style pancakes with sugar and lemon, or Nutella for other people (I don't like Nutella). Now I live with my boyfriend, who is American, so he makes big chubby American pancakes, which we eat with maple syrup. Initially I found this some kind of heresy, but it's really grown on me!

Gluten intolerant, you say? And you don't happen to have any substitute for ordinary flour available at all?

This actually brings back a memory of when me, little brother, and two of our friends were to make pancakes. One of said friends is gluten intolerant, so we had to do it without ordinary flour. It turned out, however, that they hadn't enough left of any of their four kinds of starch suitable for pancakes, so we simply mixed all four kinds and made surprisingly delicious pancakes.

Mmm... Pancakes...

Archonic Energy
2011-03-09, 04:31 AM
Final score for yesterday: 9

mmmmmmmm.
:smallsmile:

Phishfood
2011-03-09, 05:19 AM
I never really understood the appeal of pancakes. Without syrup, they are bland and unpleasant. So you pour on syrup and end up with this greasy mess that sits in your stomach like a rock. Blech.

Have you tried savoury ones? I like bell peppers and cheese. Nom.

Can do american style pancakes and top with maple syrup as well, although that tends to be really expensive when you don't share a border with canada. Because they are fluffier to start with they sit in the stomach better.

Nutella is a popular topping at work, toffee sauce with my room-mate.

<Edit>

1) the 60 second timer just saved me an accidental double post
2) my final score was 10 with having eaten nothing but pancakes all day. One filled with chili of all things.

KuReshtin
2011-03-09, 12:16 PM
I was too busy procastinating all day yesterday to have time to eat any pancakes at all.

KenderWizard
2011-03-09, 01:45 PM
Gluten intolerant, you say? And you don't happen to have any substitute for ordinary flour available at all?

This actually brings back a memory of when me, little brother, and two of our friends were to make pancakes. One of said friends is gluten intolerant, so we had to do it without ordinary flour. It turned out, however, that they hadn't enough left of any of their four kinds of starch suitable for pancakes, so we simply mixed all four kinds and made surprisingly delicious pancakes.

Mmm... Pancakes...

I'm only intolerant, not allergic, so I can have a bit, I'm careful about it. When it first happened, I tried to find alternatives, and they were all expensive, disgusting, and frequently both! (I'm one of those really annoying fussy eaters, I struggle a lot with it, but I just can't make myself eat lots of things. I do try everything, except spicy things. Just can't eat that stuff!) Anyway, it's probably better for me to have two normal-flour pancakes than six gluten-free pancakes, given the butter and maple syrup involved! But you're right, and if I ever come across nice pancakes made with a gluten-free flour, I'll be stocking up on that stuff! :smallsmile:

grimbold
2011-03-09, 02:47 PM
in france we eat crepes
kinda like pancakes only thinner and you roll them on themselves
i have had... 9 in one sitting

EvilDMMk3
2011-03-09, 03:13 PM
Ehem.SHROVE TUESDAY!

And yes, pancakes are awesome. I am engaged to a Canadian so I am unable to deny this, on pain of hockey-stick.

Thufir
2011-03-09, 06:48 PM
In France we eat crepes.

Crepes and pancakes are the same thing. Don't let the Americans tell you otherwise.