Hearty Pancakes


National Pancake Day

It’s National Pancake Day today, and seeing as it’s been a few months since Shrove Tuesday (the traditional day when pancakes are eaten) why not whip up a few for breakfast, lunch, dinner…or all three?

Pancakes have been eaten all over the world for centuries, and it is only recently that they have all become one similar recipe made up of eggs, milk and flour. Originally, Christians cooked pancakes to use up all the rich foods the day before lent – a time of 40 days and nights of fasting leading up to Easter.

During the Medieval period, the pancake began to take the form of what we know as the modern day pancake, and nowadays pancakes of different varieties are eaten all over the world in both sweet and savoury varieties.

Due to their popularity, it is unsurprising that there are many different pancake creations across the globe, some of which you might want to try:

Savory Pancakes:

  • Lobster
  • Mustard
  • Sausage
  • Mushroom
  • Mashed Potato
  • Ricotta
  • Peanut Butter
  • Aubergine
Find recipes for savory pancakes on Recipebridge.

Sweet Pancakes:

  • Ice Cream
  • Caramel
  • Cinnamon
  • Jam
  • Fruit Stuffed
  • Yoghurt
  • Maple Syrup
  • Melted White Chocolate
Find pancake recipes on Recipebridge.

…And those are just a few of the varieties out there! Try your favorite toppings yourself or combine a few together – you’re sure to find something you love, and you might even make a new recipe of your own!

Ways to Enjoy Pancakes

Why just stick to the recipes you know? Sure, they taste great but what’s the point of eating one type of pancake for the rest of your life? Try recipes from across the globe and see what you’ve been missing:

Scottish – Served with raisins, jam, butter and a lovely cup of tea!

Indian – Covered in curry, stuffed with spicy potato and made with lentil flour, eat this with a sweet chutney and you will love it!

Russian – Served as an appetiser, this is sweet and made from eggs, vanilla and curd cheese. Great with apple jam or fresh fruit.

American – Pancakes made with buttermilk and served with maple syrup and blueberries – a delicious treat for breakfast or as a hearty snack.

Mexican – Similar to a burrito, stuff these with chicken, guacamole, chilli and sour cream for a savoury variety.

Soufflé! – A thicker version of the traditional pancake, it’s light and fluffy and goes really well with fresh fruit and topped with whipped cream.

So try something different this National Pancake Day and see what kind of creations you can concoct! You can find numerous recipes for pancakes on Recipebridge.

Posted by RecipeBridge Staff Writer September 26th 2012
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