Basis of pancake for buffet (6)
I believe the answer is:
'for buffet' is the definition.
(buffet can mean to hit or batter)
I don't understand the remainder of the clue.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for batter that I've seen before include "Beat heavily" , "Thin mixture of flour and liquid" , "sportsman" , "Pancake mixture" , "Hit hard and often (6)" .)