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Updated Wednesday, 27th April 2005

Ever Wondered About Food takes a look at pancakes

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In France it's a crepe, in Russia it's a blini - this simple recipe has flipped its way around the world since Roman times.

But how did the humble pancake help devout Christians cleanse their souls? Who invented the plastic lemon? And what's the best way to successfully toss a pancake?

In the kitchen, Alan Coxon serves up traditional lemon pancakes served with caramelised apples in calvados. Meanwhile Kathy Sykes explains why, for the perfect pancake you should add a drop of oil to your batter.





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