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These were all the rage in the 1960s - the sort of thing a waiter would flambe in front of guests in a kind of floor show. It's a shame they've fallen out of favour and deserve to be back in fashion - a lovely citrus and pancake dessert.
The Canadian bit comes from the maple syrup - that sticky, sweet, caramelly ingredient that lifts pancakes into the realm of the heavenly. Using buttermilk makes pancakes particularly light and moreish.
Tens of thousands of you log on each year to view this recipe and we can see why as it’s the best – and most foolproof – pancake recipe ever, served in the traditional way with just sugar and lemon. So get flipping!
Although these mini pancakes look pretty impressive, they're dead easy to make and won't cost a fortune either: enjoy them as part of Delia's Frugal Christmas menu!
These were Austrian emperor Franz Joseph’s favourite pancakes - and delightful they are too. He ate them with sultanas, but I think dried cherries are even better. And his chefs wouldn’t have had the benefit of buying ready-made pancakes, so it’s not half
Although these pancakes are the basic ones with just lemon and sugar, they prove that the simplest combinations are often the best.
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