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Making pancakes for a crowd

gembellina | Feb 13, 2012 06:37 AM

Every year we attend a Pancake Party on Shrove Tuesday, hosted by an older coulpe who have been doing it for about 20 years. There's usually about 30 people, and we take turns sitting at the table as the pancakes are made one by one.

The couple are into their 70s by now and have decided to let someone else take over. My darling boyfriend volunteered me for this task. The complication is that we don't have a big enough apartment, so it's being held at the large house of someone who doesn't want to cook.

I'm confident about the pancake-making so that's not a problem. The question is really about preparing the batter in advance. I'm using Delia's recipe: http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cu...
As it uses no raising agents I would have thought it would be ok to make the night before, refrigerate and take over to the other house, adding the melted butter at the last moment. Some recipes to say to let it stand for a while before cooking anyway. Can anyone see a major problem with this?

I was also toying with the idea of making some in advance for reheating on the night, in anticipation of having a few initial disasters while getting used to someone else's stove, pans etc. Does anyone have experience of microwaving pancakes - do they come out like rubber? I don't have a microwave so can't test.

Any help gratefully received :)

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