Video: Pancakes for your face

posted at 8:47 am on January 31, 2008 by Allahpundit

Something for breakfast. Looks more like crepes for your face to me, but we needn’t quibble — except perhaps over that first recipe he assembles. Does anyone actually eat pancakes with sugar and … lemon squeezin’s? Willingly, I mean?

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How’d he do that floating part?

aero on January 31, 2008 at 8:52 AM

Does anyone actually eat pancakes with sugar and … lemon squeezin’s?

That’s the most classic way to eat them in England, especially on “Pancake Tuesday” (Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday) before Lent.

“Pancakes” there are what we call crêpes, while what we call “pancakes” they call “Scotch pancakes”.

Tzetzes on January 31, 2008 at 8:56 AM

Neat ! How’d he do that ?

OBX Pete on January 31, 2008 at 8:58 AM

meh…I do it the lazy way, Aunt Jemima frozen….pop ‘em in the microwave for 90 seconds, and done.

And no…no “lemon squeezin’s”…eww.

JetBoy on January 31, 2008 at 8:58 AM

How’d he do that floating part?

It’s filmed one frame at a time (like classic animation). He jumps in the air, tucks his knees, and the picture is taken. He did that several times as he walked into the room.

natesnake on January 31, 2008 at 8:59 AM

You can tell this is done in England by:
the Golden Syrup
the awful music
the awful haircuts

Crêpes are also (it may surprise you) quite popular here in Greece as well, and a popular late-night thing to eat.

Tzetzes on January 31, 2008 at 9:00 AM

How’d he do that floating part?

aero on January 31, 2008 at 8:52 AM

From the way his hair looked I would guess he jumped and took the stills in midair? Pretty cool

Keli on January 31, 2008 at 9:00 AM

natesnake on January 31, 2008 at 8:59 AM

beat me to it

Keli on January 31, 2008 at 9:00 AM

And no…no “lemon squeezin’s”…eww.

JetBoy on January 31, 2008 at 8:58 AM

Try it; you’ll like it.”

Tzetzes on January 31, 2008 at 9:01 AM

Damn, Mr. Provan is extraordinarily talented.

Great Work.

Dorvillian on January 31, 2008 at 9:01 AM

beat me to it

It’s all good.

natesnake on January 31, 2008 at 9:05 AM

Very strange. He could get a job making videos for the Bloomberg campaign.

TX Mom on January 31, 2008 at 9:13 AM

Entertaining, but that dude’s got way too much time on his hands. That stop-frame animation takes something like an hour of actual work per 5 seconds of footage.

txsurveyor on January 31, 2008 at 9:18 AM

Entertaining, but that dude’s got way too much time on his hands. That stop-frame animation takes something like an hour of actual work per 5 seconds of footage.

txsurveyor on January 31, 2008 at 9:18 AM

Maybe he has a government job…

Tzetzes on January 31, 2008 at 9:31 AM

with sugar and … lemon squeezin’s?

Oh yes. It’s called a DUTCH BABY and it is delicious!

Use a cast iron skillet for best results.

Brat on January 31, 2008 at 9:32 AM

Entertaining, but that dude’s got way too much time on his hands. That stop-frame animation takes something like an hour of actual work per 5 seconds of footage.

txsurveyor on January 31, 2008 at 9:18 AM

Maybe he’s a film student, and this was his final exam. I’ve seen some amazing shorts that turned out to be students’ projects.

aero on January 31, 2008 at 9:34 AM

So the flour can walk into the bowl, the milk can pour itself, but the eggs can’t crack themselves open?

Still a pretty cool video, much better than I could do.

pb5000 on January 31, 2008 at 9:35 AM

Stop motion… kinda cool, but that music annoyed the hell out of me. I immediately said “this was made in Europe”, but the guys didn’t really look that European… BUT I confirmed that my instincts were correct after checking out the YouTube user’s profile.

RightWinged on January 31, 2008 at 9:39 AM

[Tzetzes on January 31, 2008 at 9:00 AM]

They’re popular in Eastern Europe, too. There they are called blintzes or blins.

Dusty on January 31, 2008 at 9:42 AM

Fun!

But he forgot to add garlic.

petefrt on January 31, 2008 at 9:45 AM

Brat on January 31, 2008 at 9:32 AM

When I make a Dutch Baby (we usually call it a Bunny), it goes in the oven and gets all puffy. And your right, Grandma’s cast iron skillet gets the best results. I think these look like crepes.

TX Mom on January 31, 2008 at 9:51 AM

TX Mom on January 31, 2008 at 9:51 AM

Right, it’s more like a souffle than a pancake. And not rubbery like a crepe. It is really best with lemon and powdered sugar instead of syrup because it is so light.

I encourage everyone to make one this weekend! It is also quite impressive to make for guests if any of you happen to have overnight guests on Saturday or Sunday morning.

Brat on January 31, 2008 at 9:56 AM

Maybe he’s a film student, and this was his final exam. I’ve seen some amazing shorts that turned out to be students’ projects.

aero on January 31, 2008 at 9:34 AM

Film student? We did stuff like this as an extra credit assignment when I was in grade 5 (28 years ago…)!

Frozen Tex on January 31, 2008 at 10:08 AM

They’re popular in Eastern Europe, too. There they are called blintzes or blins.

Dusty on January 31, 2008 at 9:42 AM

Oh yum, blintzes with cottage cheese inside and strawberry or blueberry sauce outside. Yum yum yum!

Tzetzes on January 31, 2008 at 10:19 AM

Film student? We did stuff like this as an extra credit assignment when I was in grade 5 (28 years ago…)!

Frozen Tex on January 31, 2008 at 10:08 AM

Hey Tex – why don’t you whip up a short clip to show us how easy it is. I think it is amazing that anyone has the patience and time to put one together. Show us some of your stuff.

OBX Pete on January 31, 2008 at 10:21 AM

I think these look like crepes.

TX Mom on January 31, 2008 at 9:51 AM

Yes, the Brits call these pancakes. They use the word differently than we do. See above.

Tzetzes on January 31, 2008 at 10:21 AM

That’s the most classic way to eat them in England, especially on “Pancake Tuesday”

Nobody in England ever calles it “Pancake Tuesday”. It’s always “Pancake Day”. I’ve lived in England since 1981, and this is the first time I’ve ever seen the phrase “Pancake Tuesday”.

jic on January 31, 2008 at 10:57 AM

Here in America we call them Flapjacks equally delicious. But nuthing beats Macadamia Nut Pancakes.

Kini on January 31, 2008 at 11:29 AM

So is this the “Thursday Stupid” or not?

Shy Guy on January 31, 2008 at 11:31 AM

Allah, order is up for more foodie posts! Help us cleanse the bitter McCain after-debate-taste from our ears, noses, and throats.

Brat on January 31, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Europeans.

srhoades on January 31, 2008 at 3:18 PM

Mmmmmm, it all looked good to me!

4shoes on January 31, 2008 at 4:45 PM

The guy writes his own music, I’ve followed his video’s for some time now. He did a commercial for FatWallet, a local company here in N. Illinois. He is quite talented in a European way. And yes, pancakes in England are crepes not real pancakes. Check out the Garden http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhlV0leeNLM
DKK

LifeTrek on January 31, 2008 at 6:19 PM

Oh, and here is FatWallet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iC4K71yF5E
DKK

LifeTrek on January 31, 2008 at 6:20 PM