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Pancake races

Apropos of an Oxford Reading Tree book...

Poll #2063417 Pancake races

Have you ever participated in a pancake race?

Yes
11(27.5%)
No
16(40.0%)
It's complicated (see comment)
1(2.5%)
What is a pancake race?
12(30.0%)

Have you ever watched a pancake race

Yes, in person
15(35.7%)
Yes, on some sort of media
6(14.3%)
No
8(19.0%)
It's complicated (see comment)
0(0.0%)
What is a pancake race?
13(31.0%)

What kind of pancake?

Leavened (US/Canada)
5(7.6%)
Unleavened (crêpe)
19(28.8%)
Wheat flour
12(18.2%)
Buckwheat flour
2(3.0%)
Tef flour
1(1.5%)
Rice flour
1(1.5%)
Other flour
2(3.0%)
Savoury
9(13.6%)
Sweet
10(15.2%)
No pancakes.
5(7.6%)

Comments

( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
gillo
Feb. 21st, 2017 02:05 pm (UTC)
The school where I worked ran one every year for the Year 7s, and I was sometimes involved in running it, but never running in it. Standard crepe-style pancakes were made in advance in the Food Tech room, and they were relays - each runner had to toss his/hers a minimum number of times during the race.
clothsprogs
Feb. 21st, 2017 04:34 pm (UTC)
My pan broke - the wooden handle swivelled around turning the pan itself upside-down and droppingn the pancake on the ground - that was me out of the race.

Teddy
deborah_c
Feb. 21st, 2017 08:07 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure how a Racing Pancake would be either sweet or savoury; my pancakes acquire one of those adjectives by virtue of having Stuff Put On Them, and I wouldn't want to run along trying to flip them in the pan after covering them in, say, honey...
retsuko
Feb. 21st, 2017 09:45 pm (UTC)
I saw one while visiting my British cousins way, way back when, but I don't know what kind of cakes they were.
diglett
Feb. 22nd, 2017 06:15 am (UTC)
I have participated in a Pieathlon though - does that count?
sam_t
Feb. 23rd, 2017 12:28 pm (UTC)
Not savoury or sweet because that's determined by what you put on it afterwards, not by what's in the pan.
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