Literary Pancakes

Natasha Solomon’s Baumtorte

There are a few foods in this world that I love more than the humble pancake- my preferred version being the crepe and not the Scotch or American styles. I used to spend far too much time cooking them as a teenager, to the point that my Dad asked me whether I was studying the art of pancake making as a form of zen.

In honour of pancake day, one of my favourite days of the year, I’ve been wracking my brain to think of a book which fully extolls the virtues of the humble pancake but I was stumped. Please let me know if you can think of one.

I did however think that the baumtorte in Mr Rosenblum’s List might be perfect for this kind of occasion, I think it is good to have happy rememberances of people, as well as sad ones.

You may remember that I had planned to cook this myself, but sadly I forgot to get the recipe before I passed the bookon to an eager recipient. Never fear! Natasha Solomon herself has come to my rescue with her blog and a recipe in The Times.

My pancake mountain

So until I write my own novel in which pancakes and all things nice are heavily featured, please feast your eyes on my contribution to unhealthy eating. I hope you are enjoying feasting on your own pancakes as well.

8 thoughts on “Literary Pancakes

  1. theveryhungrybookworm

    LOVE this! I too prefer the french crepes, but I don’t think I would ever say no to chocolate chip pancakes!

    1. Siobhan

      I really will have to try making it myself. Yours looked amazing- you are far too talented! Thank you so much for stopping by, it has made my night 🙂 I loved your book, the best I’ve read in ages.

  2. Laura Best

    There’s actually a children’s book title, “The Runaway Pancake” and sold on 🙂

    Your pancakes look delicious. This is the first year I didn’t make pancakes for Pancake Day in a very long time. A part of me kind of missed the making of them.

  3. missusk76

    My stomach actually growled as I read this…guess I should get off the computer and go have some breakfast, (which won’t unfortunately be half as appetizing as this).

  4. Emma

    This is great. I actually had to postpone pancake day this year – the timing of it was just really terrible, so we’ll be having our pancakes tomorrow now instead! All sugar and lemon too, like the ones in your pic. Chocolate chip sounds interesting. We tried banana and vanilla ice-cream with our pancakes once, but it wasn’t the same! x

    1. Siobhan

      Hello Emma, I’m in Dallas, Texas for work at the moment (first time in the States, whoooo!) and I had apple crepes with a strawberry sauce and fresh fruit on the side, two kinds of melon, strawberries, raspberries and THE biggest blueberries I have ever seen. I don’t like blueberries and I picked some up because they were so huge! I hope your pancakes turn out well 🙂


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