A traditional breakfast food in countries all around the world the popular pancake comes in many shapes and forms from thin and crispy to thick and fluffy.
To celebrate Shrove Tuesday we we’ve listed our top six pancakes from around the world.
6. France, Crêpes
French crêpes have gained popularity around the world. The thin and wide pancake is often filled with sweet fillings such as a simple dust of sugar and lemon, berries, or melted chocolate, or savory fillings such as ham and cheese. Crêpes are extremely versatile, and today there are countless of variations for both the batter and the fillings.
5. Malaysia, Apam Balik
There are several variations of the sweet apam balik, also known as Malaysian peanut pancakes. The pancake is usually filled with a ground roasted peanuts, sweetened dried coconut, corn, bananas, and sugar, and is often sold by street vendors. The sweet dessert comes in thick and thin variations, and is pan-fried on one side, stuffed with the filling, and folded in half.
4. USA, Buttermilk Pancakes
Traditional American pancakes are often some version of the versatile buttermilk pancake. Adding baking powder to the egg, buttermilk, sugar, and flour mix allows the pancakes to rise and get their signature thick and fluffy look. Additional ingredients vary to include everything from blueberries to chocolate chips, and a stack of pancakes is often topped with a generous helping of maple syrup and a pat of butter.
3. Germany, Pfannkuchen
German pancakes are quite similar to the French crêpes — large and thin — but are slightly thicker than the French version. Pfannkuchen are traditionally topped with sugar, rolled up, and eaten, or are topped with a sweet filling such as apple or a savory topping like cheese. Different from the American tradition of eating pancakes for breakfast, Germans enjoy these pancakes mostly during lunch or dinner.
2. Poland: Naleśniki
Naleśniki are the Polish version of the common Eastern European blintz, crepe-like pancakes filled with various — often sweet — fillings. Naleśnik z Serem, or a Polish sweet cream cheese pancake, is a popular version of the thin pancakes, filled with a sweet mix of sugar, farmer’s cheese, and egg yolk.
1. Australia: Pikelets
Here in Australia, the small and thick pancakes called pikelets are popular as a snack or are served with afternoon tea. Topping often include jam and whipped cream.
If you fancy a healthy option we have the perfect blueberry and banana pancake recipe for you here.
Do you have any yummy pancake memories from travelling?
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