Desiccated coconut is a mystery ingredient that appears in kitchens without anyone remembering buying the stuff.

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It’s the 23rd December and I know exactly what you’re thinking: I’ve got the presents, put up the tree, secretly eaten all the good ones out of the tin of Quality Street and put the sherry in the fridge, but NIGHTMARE! I’ve forgotten to make the crispy cheese pancakes in the manner of Findus! Christmas is RUINED.

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Crêpes Suzette

Everything is improved by being covered in brandy and set on fire. This is especially the case for pancakes, so my Shrove Tuesday post for lovefood.com is dedicated to that retro glam classic crêpes Suzette. For the history behind these flaming wonders, click

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  Cheese blintzes

Pancake Day, the perfect day to get down with your Eastern European Jewish side and make some cheese blintzes. Don’t believe me? Then take yourself over to Aol lifestyle where I’ve posted a recipe for these delicate Polish pancakes stuffed full of sweet cheese. [...]

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Buttermilk buckwheat pancakes 2

I don’t know why I bought a bag of buckwheat flour. I’m sure, at the time, I was full of brilliant buckwheat-based ideas. I expect I was on the cusp of sparking a buckwheat revolution that would sweep the country and have everyone saying how glad they were I’d [...]

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A quire of paper

Looking for a way to impress the crowds on Shrove Tuesday? Then abandon those familiar, sturdy pancakes for a stack of sheet-thin crêpes made mostly from cream, butter and sherry. Next to impossible to turn or flip, but like eating buttery, boozy air when they work. Click

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Cider pancakes with buttered apples

When I was 9 years old I ate 7 and a 1/2 pancakes on Pancake Day. Obviously, I was sick a few hours later, but in my own childish way I’d stayed true to the spirit of Shrove Tuesday. I’d gorged and feasted. I celebrated [...]

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Drop scones

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Drop scones

At the Gin & Crumpets homestead, Pa G&C is known for his breakfasts. It’s the meal he has most control over, as Ma G&C is medically unable to get up before she has eaten. She received strict instructions from her doctor when she was pregnant with me that [...]

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