Facts about Pancakes

interesting facts about pancakes

Interesting Facts About Pancakes

Pancakes are eaten all around the world throughout the year but in some countries special days are reserved such as Shrove Tuesdays, Easter and lot more. Pancakes are thin cakes made of batter of milk, flour, sugar, butter and eggs baked in a griddle or fried in a pan. At times buttermilk is used in place of milk to make the cake more fluffy and soft. Different places carry different tales with the pancakes.

interesting facts about pancakes

In Newfoundland people add items to the batter and use them to tell future of the family members before cooking the pancake. In France people make a wish, touching the handle of the pan keeping a coin in one hand while tossing the cake. One man was so fond of the pancakes that he ran a race, tossing the pancakes. Pancakes are served with variety of syrups at different place. Some countries serve it with maple syrup made of sap collected from maple trees; some serve it with jellies and still others with jams. Ready mix for the pancakes is also available in the market.

Some facts recorded about the pancakes tell that Buchinghamshire was the first to celebrate the Pancake Day in 1445. The least amount of time taken for tossing the pancakes for the maximum time was in U. K. when the pancakes were tossed 349 times in 2 seconds. It was in 1994 that the biggest pancake was cooked which weighed three tons and was of 15 meters width in Rochdale. World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast was held in 1986 to celebrate 350th anniversary of Massachusetts and since then this is practiced every year and many people volunteer their help for the same.

How To Make Homemade Pancakes

Making homemade pancakes is fairly simple.  One needs to gather the desired ingredients and mix them together and cook them on the stove with butter or olive oil or whatever is desired.  The key ingredient is the flour.  Some folks prefer regular flour and some prefer whole wheat flour.  people also make pancakes with sweet potatoes.  It just depends on what the person wants.  Some folks also add in whey protein or make paleo pancakes and emphasize using the pancakes for nutrition purposes and enjoyment.

how to make homemade pancakes

The other typical ingredients include eggs, butter, milk, sugar, salt, and baking powder.  Most people hold these items around the house anyways.  If you have all of these items you can batch together some delicious and nutritious homemade pancakes.  Adjust the amount of eggs and flour accordingly to how thick and fluffy you want the pancakes.

Don’t forget the syrup and fruit to add on top!

 

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13 Comments on “Facts about Pancakes”

  1. Rob wrote: #
    Wow tossed 349 times in 2 seconds. I can’t imagine that…

    Actually, it was 349 times in 2 minutes. I find that just a tad bit more believable!

    The largest number of pancakes tossed in the shortest amount of time in the UK is 349 tosses in 2 minutes. (Dean Gould at Felixstowe, Suffolk, 14 January 1995).

  2. Rob wrote:
    Wow tossed 349 times in 2 seconds. I can’t imagine that…

    haha, theres something called common sense XD lol do you know much time two seconds is? lol thats almost impossible without something like super powers!

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