Pancakes - British or American?

@Rollo1 (16649)
Boston, Massachusetts
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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@topffer (33298)
• France
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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@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Aug 15
Those sound very interesting. I will have to look them up on the net and see if there's a good recipe out there to try.
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@topffer (33298)
• France
21 Aug 15
@Rollo1 Here a link to a good recipe for blinis, by a French chef.
Make up a batch of these blinis for a party – if you have too many you can freeze them. Delicious served with smoked salmon and soured cream, or...
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@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Aug 15
@topffer Yeah, well I won't be using free-range egg yolks. I only have store bought eggs. but thanks for finding that for me.
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• United States
21 Aug 15
I like good old fashioned buttermilk pancakes, no butter, just maple syrup. Now I want some!
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@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Aug 15
Honestly, if I had some maple syrup in the house, I might have made real pancakes - I mean, American pancakes.
• United States
21 Aug 15
@Rollo1 I'll lend you some! LOL!
• United States
21 Aug 15
I love pancakes, American style! I put butter on mine with the syrup.
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@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Aug 15
Oh yes, you really need butter first, then syrup. Yummy. I have to remember to buy some syrup.
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@sofssu (14481)
21 Aug 15
I make my own version.. sometimes thin sometimes fluffy.. with fruity and nuts too. My kids enjoy them.
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@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Aug 15
I have to make the fluffy ones with chocolate chips when The Boy has his friend over, he only eats things with chocolate in them.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25000)
• United States
8 Sep 15
I'm with you. Thick and fluffy for sure.
@allknowing (61975)
• India
22 Aug 15
I have tasted American pancakes when I was touring that country but nothing like Indian Pancakes
@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Aug 15
I have only had American pancakes and I know I must be strange but don't care for them because they are too heavy. I much prefer waffles as they are a little lighter for my tummy.
@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
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 .
@sacmom (14316)
• United States
22 Aug 15
I've never had British pancakes. I've only had 'em American style!
• United States
21 Aug 15
I had crepes when I was very young, wasn't my thing. I am a pancake eater, with loads of butter and cane syrup.
• Bucharest, Romania
21 Aug 15
Well, I have not eaten any of the two.