I'm big and round but not a plate,

My components could tell you more,

Learn what I am you need not wait,

If you can solve my riddles four.


I open wide for fire's light,

A well placed treasure hides within,

Take this freely I invite,

Plundered by those who can gold spin.


Treasure within I also hide,

A floating viscus golden gel,

Not concerned with what's outside,

Behind a wall of thinnest shell.


Pale colour and container both,

A silky comforting dew,

Perfect fuel for youngling growth,

Each drop a pearl of nature's brew.


Fourth, a product of the third,

More treasure - pale and golden bar,

Absent so much whey and curd,

Now mix well all you've solved so far.

What am I (Yes "hungry" but what else)?


1 Answer 1


I think you are:

A pancake


A pancake is big and round but not a plate

My components could tell you more:

The other riddles are the ingredients of a pancake:
1. Flour (Made from a grain, which opens in the light. I think the reference to spinning gold is the story of Rumplestiltskin in which a miller's daughter could spin gold from straw.)
2. Egg (the yolk is golden and viscous, behind a shell)
3. Milk ("fuel" or food for young children)
4. Butter (a product of milk, for frying)

And of course:

An optional pinch of salt.

  • $\begingroup$ Spot on, but I was being a bit naughty with #1 (Rot13: Sybhe = Sybjre naq "Gnxr guvf serryl V vaivgr, Cyhaqrerq ol gubfr jub pna tbyq fcva" vf ersreevat gb orrf jub cyhaqre gur sybjre'f 'gernfher' naq znxr ubarl.) $\endgroup$ Sep 6, 2018 at 12:16
  • $\begingroup$ @BrentHackers Interesting! Would you prefer that I edit my answer to match, or are you happy that my answer fits? $\endgroup$
    – Astralbee
    Sep 6, 2018 at 12:18
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ I don't mind one bit. Your answer should include your thought process, not mine. $\endgroup$ Sep 6, 2018 at 12:20

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