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Pancake

In British cookery, these are very-thin flat cakes made with a 'batter' made from flour, eggs and milk. They can be stuffed with savoury or sweet fillings (as in the photograph above) or eaten simply with a sprinkling of caster sugar and a squeeze of lemon.

Elaborate desserts have been built around them - such as Crépe Suzette (sweet pancakes with an orange liqueur sauce).

In Ireland, a potato-based pancake is called 'boxty'; while a 'Scots pancake' is a version of a drop scone.

The Chinese make thin pancakes out of a mixture of flour and water, and pancakes of this type accompany crispy duck dishes. See our Recipe Section

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