Happy Pancakes Day to Everyone Reading this Right Now! You must be excited to make wonderful pancakes today. If you are short of ideas then don’t look any further and see the best pancakes recipes from around the world. If like it then share and if you don’t like it then I am interested in hearing from you what you like. Sharing is caring you know 😉 So, Here goes our list:
7. German Pancakes
Served with my homemade buttermilk syrup, it’s an eye-opening treat. To see full recipe don’t forget to visit this link:
6. Spanish Carnival Pancakes
Carnival, or in Spanish, Carnaval is the celebration most Americans call Mardi Gras. Every celebration includes some typical dishes, including carnival. In the Canary Islands, they prepare small, round sweets drizzled with honey. They look like fluffy, deep-fried pancakes and are called tortillas de carnaval. See the complete recipe of these wonderful pancakes at this site:
5. Japanese Pancakes(Okonomiyaki)
Okonomiyaki – fun to say, and fun to cook. The word for this Japanese, cabbage-based pancake loosely translates as “what you like, grilled”. As its name suggests, okonomiyaki is a flexible dish. There is a batter base, an obligatory cabbage filling and quite strict garnishes – but otherwise, the rest of the ingredients come down to what’s at hand. Shrimp and octopus are popular fillings. Pork is also a common choice, usually in the form of pork belly cut into very thin strips, so it looks more like bacon.
When it comes to cooking okonomiyaki, there are two styles – “Hiroshima style”, where the plain pancake is grilled, then topped with the chosen cooked ingredients, or “Osaka style”, where all the ingredients are mixed into the batter, then cooked more like a frittata. The recipe below is Osaka style, which is most common in Japan’s okonomiyaki bars. You can see the complete recipe here:
There is also additional wonderful resource covering technical aspects:
4. British Pancakes
In England, pancakes are eaten on Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day in Britain.This is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. Apart from eating pancakes, on Shrove Tuesday, throughout England there are Pancake Day Races which are always great fun to to watch. The contestants in the race have to run whilst at the same time, toss a pancake from a frying pan. Hilarious. You can find the recipe of traditional British Pancake Recipe here which is very descriptive:
3. American Pancakes
The difference between American and British pancakes is a raising agent. The British-style pancakes served on Shrove Tuesday don’t use one, whereas the breakfast variety served in the US do – typically baking powder, or whipped egg white, or both.
The Scottish argue that it was they who introduced the risen pancake (known north of the border as drop scones) to the Americas. You can find very interesting recipes of American Pancakes here:
2. Eastern Europian and Scandinavian Pancakes
The cooking of Eastern Europe and Scandinavia relies heavily on pancakes. Unlike the southern European pancakes, they tend to be heavier and sometimes use buckwheat flour or potato.
The most famous pancake from Eastern Europe must be the blini, which is the perfect support for caviar or smoked salmon.
1. French Pancakes or Crepes
Savory or sweet, stuffed, rolled, stacked or drenched in a boozy orange syrup, crepes are a versatile favorite from France. These thin, delicate pancakes originated in Brittany in the northwest of the country, but their popularity has spread throughout France and around the world. Crepes are available as a quick snack in France from small carts or shops calledcrêperies. In Brittany, it is traditional to accompany crepes with a glass of the local cider. Find the best Crepes Recipes here: