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Flannel Cakes - hunh?

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Deenso Aug 26, 2005 03:18 PM

Okay, maybe I've lead a cloistered life. I didn't really think so, but here I am, 58 years old, and I've never been served a flannel cake. I'm reading a book and the characters are in a pancake joint, waxing rhapsodic about flannel cakes. So I'd like to know: how they are different from plain old pancakes? Or flapjacks? Or is it just a case of different locale - different terminology, like hoagies and subs?

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    bgwells Jul 16, 2006 05:17 PM

    Believe me, flannel cakes are not like pancakes! They're more tender and less filling. I can't stand pancakes but adore flannel cakes.

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      2chez mike Aug 26, 2005 06:22 PM

      In between a crepe and a pancake. Like Swedish or German pancakes.

      There's no corn, that I know of, in flannel cakes.

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        withalonge Aug 26, 2005 03:33 PM

        try this... sounds like a pancake made with corn meal... could be tasty. :)

        http://www.pbs.org/speak/words/trackt...

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          WLA Aug 26, 2005 03:33 PM

          Evidently no difference except in terminology.

          Link: http://www.answers.com/topic/pancake

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            LBQT Aug 26, 2005 03:30 PM

            My daughter had flannel cakes at the Hollywood classic Musso and Frank's, and the only difference I noticed was that they were thinner (like the thickness of a piece of heavy flannel) than regular pancakes. She said they didn't taste any different than other pancakes.

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              Karl S. Aug 26, 2005 03:27 PM

              Do you mean funnel cakes?

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                Deenso Aug 26, 2005 04:23 PM

                "Do you mean funnel cakes?"

                No, really. Flannel cakes. I've been to enough festivals and fairs to know what funnel cakes are.

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