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Food glossary

Pancake

Pancake

Pancakes are made from a batter mixture of milk, eggs and flour which is then cooked on a hot, flat surface such as a griddle or heavy-based frying pan until golden brown on one side, flipped and cooked on the other side.

Waitrose sell a variety of pancakes including fresh Sweet Pancakes, Raisin and Lemon Pancakes and Scotch Pancakes. Scotch Pancakes and Raisin and Lemon Pancakes are thicker than traditional pancakes and smaller (measuring about 9cm).

Uses: Traditional style pancakes can be served hot or cold as a dessert filled or topped with a variety of ingredients such as icing sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice, cooked or raw fruit, cream, ice cream or chocolate sauce. They can also be used to make Crêpe Suzette (pancakes in an orange and liqueur sauce). Scotch Pancakes are best served hot, and can be topped with butter and jam, maple syrup or crispy bacon and scrambled eggs. Raisin and Lemon pancakes should be served warm topped with butter or maple syrup.

To store: Fresh pancakes should be stored in the fridge and eaten by the best before date. Once opened eat within 3 days. Fresh pancakes are suitable for home freezing. Scotch pancakes and Raisin and Lemon pancakes should be stored in a cool dry place and eaten by the best before date, they are also suitable for home freezing.

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