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"This quiz explores the delicious array of crepes and pancakes from around the world, how they are prepared and some of the unusual ingredients used. I hope you're hungry!"
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These delicious treats are prepared by adding the dough or batter to a hinged heating iron which imparts a pattern on the finished product. These are most commonly eaten as a breakfast food covered with toppings including sugar, chocolate spread, honey or maple syrup or as a dessert topped with ice-cream. Savory versions may be topped with various stews. So what are these treats that are especially popular in North America and Belgium?
This visually spectacular dessert consists of a thin pancake covered with a rich sauce of caramelized sugar and butter with a strong orange flavor arising from orange juice, zest and an orange-based liqueur such as Grand Marnier. It is then set on fire at the table! What is the name of this French treat?
Raggmunk, Swedish pancakes, are usually served with slices of bacon or roast pork and berries (often lingonberries or cranberries). Unlike most other pancakes, the batter for raggmunk includes a grated vegetable. Which starchy vegetable, a member of the Solanaceae family and famous for having 'eyes', is used in this recipe?
Dosas are fermented pancakes prepared from black lentils and rice batter, often served with a side dish of fruit chutney. From which region of the world do these healthy and tasty dishes come from?
Spain and Portugal
Southern India and Sri Lanka
Australia and New Zealand
Denmark and Greenland
A 'Crempog' is a regional variety of pancake from the United Kingdom. They are prepared from eggs, (salted) butter, self-raising flour, salt and milk. They are traditionally eaten as birthday treats and are buttered, served in a pile and eaten warm. From which country, which includes dragons and leeks amongst its national symbols, do crempogs come?
Blinis and blintzes are thin pancakes similar to crepes. They are very popular in eastern European countries and also in Jewish cuisine. One difference between them is that blinis are thicker than blintzes because they contain a 'leavening agent'. So how does a leavening agent, such as yeast, increase the volume of the batter and the thickness and softness of the cooked food?
By creating gas bubbles
By converting proteins into carbohydrates
By adding a large amount of low density solids
By adding water, which turns to steam in cooking
Pikelets are small pancakes, made with milk, self-raising flour, eggs, and icing sugar. They are cooked in a frying pan and often served with jam and whipped cream. Which two countries use these cooking terms, eat pikelets and have a long running dispute over the origins of the dessert 'Pavlova'?
USA and Canada
Australia and New Zealand
England and Scotland
Singapore and Malaysia
Injera is a yeast-leavened flatbread, traditionally made from teff flour. It is the national dish of Eritrea and Ethiopia with variations also popular in Yemen and Somalia. During the meal, pieces of injera are used to convey stews and salads to the mouth. What slightly unusual purpose does the injera also serve during the meal?
It is used as the tablecloth
It can be grilled and used as toast
It is squeezed to provide a nutritious drink
Pieces are broken with the largest piece indicating good luck
Okonomiyaki, meaning 'what you like' (okonomi) 'cooked or grilled' (yaki) are savory pancakes. The batter is made of flour, grated yam, water or dashi (broth), eggs and shredded cabbage. Other ingredients may include pork or bacon, green onions, shrimp vegetables and cheese. Which country, also renowned for careful preparation of fugu fish, tempura and miso soup, is the home of okonimiyaki?
In many traditions and cultures, especially those associated with Christianity, this particular day is famous for the consumption of pancakes, often lots of them! Also known as Mardi Gras, the feasting on this day precedes the start of the 40-day Lenten period leading up to Easter. So what is the name of this day of potential calorific excess?
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