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Batter is a mixture made of flour, water or any other liquid. The word batter is derived from the French word Battre meaning to beat. The consistency and ingredients included in the batter would vary depending on the purpose it is used. The batter very be a very loose consistency liquid mixture to thick liquidy mixture. Some batters may also include eggs, a leavening agent and salt or sweetening agent as the case may be. The batter maybe used for anything from making pancakes, cakes to dipping vegetables and meat for a tasty coating.