Pancakes - British or American?
August 21, 2015 7:08am CST
I grew up eating American pancakes, those big, fluffy, delicious cakes covered in butter and maple syrup . The Man is a Brit, and he doesn't accept the concept of the "cake" in pancakes. British pancakes are more like crepes - heavy on the egg and very, very thin. No maple syrup. He sprinkles sugar on them. As a treat, I made him British pancakes this morning, and I made them pretty delicious if I do say so myself. He had his with sugar on them, I rolled my sausage links up in mine to make "pigs in a blanket". He shuddered at the very idea. I have to admit that I like American pancakes. They are fluffy and filling and keep the plates clean by soaking up the excess maple syrup. I think that British pancakes are like making an omelette with flour. But I don't mind the change now and again. Have you eaten one or both of these kinds of pancakes? Which do you prefer? How many pancakes can you eat at one sitting?
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21 Aug 15
I have eaten both, and my preferred are... blinis (Russian pancakes). They are made a bit differently than English pancakes, with baker's yeast (needs to wait for the dough to rise), and you have to beat the egg whites just before cooking them. More difficult but better.
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21 Aug 15
@Rollo1 Here a link to a good recipe for blinis, by a French chef.
22 Aug 15
Thank you for differentiating a British from American pancake . What i like is the American pancake and love putting some butter and cinnamon syrup on top. I can consume two . But oh , i have to eat sausage or hotdog in between eating the slices . The taste is so complimentary - sweet and salty .