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Pancakes

Today, if you’re religious (particularly towards the Anglo-Christian end of the spectrum), it’s Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent begins – and a time when people like to stuff their faces with the things they’re soon be giving up. It’s commonly known as pancake Tuesday, for reasons I’ll never quite understand. That said, it’s a day when many enjoy eating pancakes – or, rather the sorts of things we (and people in the UK) like to call pancakes, which are really closer to being crepes.  If you’re not religious, it’s just a good excuse to stuff pancakes in yer gob, innit?

Commonly eaten with sugar, perhaps cinnamon and a liberal bit of lemon juice, I prefer my pancakes filled with savoury fillings; mince, chicken and mushrooms, spinach and ricotta or well anything really, as long as it goes in my face.

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Last Updated: February 9, 2016

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  1. Captain JJ 'saurus

    February 9, 2016 at 16:07

    I was wondering why there were selling pancakes everywhere I went today.

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    • HvR

      February 9, 2016 at 16:15

      Making pancakes in this heat should give you a free pass for lent.

      Reply

      • Captain JJ 'saurus

        February 9, 2016 at 16:19

        Agreed man. I’m inside with aircon and I feel hot

        Reply

  2. VampyreSquirrel

    February 9, 2016 at 16:16

    I like my pancakes sweet. Chocolate sauce, syrup, honey, sugar cinnamon and syrup, ice cream… I don’t care.

    Edit: Also I’m currently producing 20843 cookies per second. #soproud

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    • Captain JJ 'saurus

      February 9, 2016 at 16:21

      As long as it’s banana free, I agree.

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        February 9, 2016 at 16:23

        You’re one of those banana hating heathens aren’t you?

        If so, we can still be friends, but I’m having banana on anything and everything just to spite you (and so I don’t have to share) 😛

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        • AfricanTime

          February 9, 2016 at 16:25

          agree with the bananas , except with peanut butter sandwich.

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        • Captain JJ 'saurus

          February 9, 2016 at 16:32

          Haha I like banana by itself. And I like banana flavoured ice cream and milkshakes and smoothies and banana pancakes (different to what I’m talking about here). But banana ON stuff….nope. Like people who put it on pizza. I mean seriously, why not put a whole fruit salad on your pizza then.

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 9, 2016 at 16:33

            I eat it on pizza XD

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            February 9, 2016 at 16:34

            Haha. I should’ve known!
            Damn. I like pineapple on pizza, so maybe the fruit salad thing doesn’t hold well then, but I think it’s maybe just a texture thing.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 9, 2016 at 16:38

            Bacon, banana and pineapple on a pizza… so epic! XD

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            February 9, 2016 at 16:39

            stahp

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 9, 2016 at 16:42

            OR! Ham, avo, banana and garlic 🙂

            Man I want pizza now *cries*

          • HvR

            February 9, 2016 at 16:45

            Oooo, St Elmos Tuesday special.

            *goes to website, 20 year old branch nearby closed down.
            *cries….

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            February 9, 2016 at 16:46

            Don’t remind me.
            A guy in Durbanville kept his old St Elmos, re-branded it and has pretty much exactly what St Elmos used to have. I discovered it two weeks ago. I think I cried a little.

          • HvR

            February 9, 2016 at 16:47

            Tyger Manor one also now closed, think it was the last one in the north.

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            February 9, 2016 at 16:48

            Yea. They were bought over by Dominos, so they have the option to either close down or convert (wololooo).
            But that place near Tygervallei is my new go-to delivery pizza place…it’s like St Elmos in disguise 🙂

          • HvR

            February 9, 2016 at 16:52

            Not quite, the company that owns St Elmos and Scooters bought the rights for Dominos for south africa.

            For some reason they closing the St Elmos for Dominos instead of the Scooters.

            Which place near Tygervalley?

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            February 9, 2016 at 16:54

            Fire and Slice.
            It’s somewhere around there. I don’t know the areas too well. Only been living in the northern suburbs for two years now.

          • HvR

            February 9, 2016 at 16:57

            OOo I see this the Tyger Manor St Elmos I was talking about AND they have the Tuesday special.

            BTW, it is Bellville not Durbanville.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 9, 2016 at 16:49

            Nooooooooo!!!! THE HORROR!

            I can’t find a decent pizza near me, all these Pizza Huts, Dominoes, and Debonairs suck. I like Romans, Pizza Perfect and St Elmos.

            Oh and Piccolino’s.

            Pizza Del Forno is too expensive too. *sigh*

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            February 9, 2016 at 16:45

            What the hell man!
            Avo AND banana? Why don’t you just throw the pizza in a bowl of water!? 😛
            I prefer the real traditional pizzas like anchovy or tuna or parma ham. Not too many toppings either.
            We had pizza on Friday….and Saturday 😀

          • HvR

            February 9, 2016 at 16:46

            instead of anchovy just chuck a 500g packet of Cerebos salt on your pizza, it is cheaper.

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            February 9, 2016 at 16:46

            Anchovies are the treats of the ocean! 😀

          • HvR

            February 9, 2016 at 16:49

            Galjoen, geelbek, maasbanker, kabeljou, kolstert, tuna, salmon, kreef, perekul are treats of the sea.

            Anchovies can get back in the sea.

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            February 9, 2016 at 16:50

            They’d be so lucky…not if I’m around. 😀

          • Hammersteyn

            February 9, 2016 at 18:00

            Yes! i can disagree with no one when it comes to pizza!

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 9, 2016 at 16:53

            Tastes better too.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 9, 2016 at 16:50

            LOL! I haven’t had pizza in about 2 weeks… withdrawal man… withdrawal.

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            February 9, 2016 at 16:53

            My wife’s dad has been producing pizza ovens since…well, he was one of the first actually. So naturally he insisted on installing a moerse one for us.
            The one he has at his own house is 1.5m wide inside. O_O But then I have to be pizzaiolo when we’re there and have him watch my every move. :/

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 9, 2016 at 16:54

            hahahaha… I’d rather just go buy pizza.

          • Hammersteyn

            February 9, 2016 at 17:59

            Avo and banana is normally part of a Californian. All that’s missing is Feta and Bacon

          • Hammersteyn

            February 9, 2016 at 17:59

            I have a theory. Anything you can put in a sandwich can go on a pizza

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 10, 2016 at 08:34

            This is a damn good theory.

          • Hammersteyn

            February 9, 2016 at 17:58

            I eat most things on pizza…. make that everything

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            February 10, 2016 at 06:50

            😀

          • Hammersteyn

            February 9, 2016 at 17:58

            Same here XD

          • HvR

            February 9, 2016 at 16:35

            Had it for the first time the other day with very salty bacon, was pleasantly surprised.

        • Commander Admiral Chief

          February 10, 2016 at 07:14

          Poor NanaJim, you have given him nightmares

          Reply

  3. HvR

    February 9, 2016 at 16:17

    In other news Blackberry finally figured out how to make a half decent phone …… use Android
    http://www.knowyourmobile.com/mobile-phones/blackberry-priv/23345/blackberry-priv-Android-Lollipop-Marshmallow

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    • Captain JJ 'saurus

      February 9, 2016 at 16:20

      I’m upgrading this week…but I’m not a phone person, so might just get an old flip-phone ;P

      Reply

      • HvR

        February 9, 2016 at 16:34

        I vote slider phone and new black trenchcoat

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        • Captain JJ 'saurus

          February 9, 2016 at 16:35

          Haha.
          I never had one of those. I had a flip phone right up until people started looking at me funny, then I went to full touch. XD

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 9, 2016 at 16:40

            I had a flip phone right up until I had it repaired twice and got fed up and threw it against the wall and went back to a Nokia 3330 until my next upgrade.

          • HvR

            February 9, 2016 at 16:41

            3330 instead of 3310, you non-conformist you

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 9, 2016 at 16:45

            LOL!

          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            February 9, 2016 at 16:47

            XD

          • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

            February 10, 2016 at 10:03

            I loved my 3330! best thing about it the pinball and it had WAP :p

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 10, 2016 at 10:18

            WAP enabled phones were so expensive to run on a limited budget 🙁

  4. Commander Admiral Chief

    February 10, 2016 at 07:13

    I
    HATE
    CREPES

    I just hate them.

    I like the good ol’ thin pannekoek made in SnorToria, crepes can GITC

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      February 10, 2016 at 07:25

      …crepes are think pannekoek.

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      • Hammersteyn

        February 10, 2016 at 07:43

        think? Brain food?

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      • Commander Admiral Chief

        February 10, 2016 at 14:05

        Clearly you have not had proper pannekoek.

        Pannekoek doth not equal plaatkoekies (pan cakes)

        Crepes doth not equal proper pannekoek.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          February 10, 2016 at 14:22

          Are you lot still waffling on about this.

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          • Commander Admiral Chief

            February 10, 2016 at 14:45

            Why don’t you maple out of here before you get creamed?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 10, 2016 at 14:54

            Or I’ll end up getting my just desserts?

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            February 10, 2016 at 15:03

            It’s quite the syrup & sprinkles these days

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