I am fast going barmy trying to find someone who remembers the Hull Hotcake recipe. This hot cake was very very popular over generations through to the 1960's then seems to have disappeared.

It was a fairly flat, doughy bread with a thin, crusty surface. Beautiful with crispy bacon or sausage inside.

Anybody out there remember the recipe? This is unique to the Hull (UK) area. Surely I am not the last person left standing who remembers the Hull Hotcake!

closed as off-topic by ElendilTheTall, Jolenealaska, rumtscho Feb 15 '15 at 13:00

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  • Welcome to Seasoned Advice, Dr. Edwards! I've proposed some edits to your post just to help with formatting and clarity. Recipe requests are typically considered off topic here as we've found they aren't usually a good fit for our Q&A format. The specificity of your question and the fact that you can't easily answer it by googling might put it into a gray area though. Either way, I hope you find your hotcakes! – Preston Feb 14 '15 at 17:50
  • Unfortunately recipe requests are off-topic here. – ElendilTheTall Feb 14 '15 at 20:25
  • Elendil is correct. Even with the change in title, this is still a recipe request, and we don't take those. – rumtscho Feb 15 '15 at 13:00
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    This should never have been closed -- restaurant mimicry questions are explicitly allowed. And do we have proof that 'hull hotcakes' are pannenkoeken? Pannenkoeken are similar enough to British pancakes that I suspect Raymond would have described the subtle differences, and not have said 'fairly flat'. – Joe Feb 16 '15 at 15:07
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    @Cindy Since these were around only until the 1960's I suspect he is talking about havercakes. – Chris Steinbach Feb 16 '15 at 18:43