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Pancakes are one of the most popular breakfast dishes in the United States and some other countries around the world. We especially like to have pancakes with maple syrup and coffee. Sometimes we tend to eat them as snacks. Why do we love to eat them so much, what is so special about pancakes? Some people often take pancakes for granted and don’t know their past. What is the story behind pancakes, and why are they so popular?

Here are some interesting facts about pancakes you may not know about:


  • Pancakes were traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday. this use to be way back a few days, about 1000 years ago.
  • Pancakes can be found in many cultures around the world, although they may not use the same ingredients as pancakes, their taste and texture are generally similar.
  • Maple syrup, which goes very well with pancakes, is tree sap, which comes from maple, which is mainly found in the Canadian region.
  • The French often make a wish by turning the pancake during cooking, while holding a coin in the other hand.
  • The first pancake recipe was listed in the 15th century in an English cookbook.
  • The largest pancake in the world was cooked in Roch-dale Manchester in 1994, which was about 15 meters in diameter, weighed 3 tonnes, and had two million calories.
  • Tossing pancakes can be considered a fun sport; one of these people ran a marathon while continuously tossing a pancake for three hours.
    William Shakespeare loved pancakes so much that he mentioned them in his plays.
  • A relatively new trend that has emerged recently is that of pancake sandwiches.
  • Long ago, before baking soda was invented, cooks often used freshly fallen snow as a secret ingredient that contained ammonia, which made nice and soft pancakes come out.
  • Pancakes are often made on a griddle. This is because cooking on a griddle is much older than cooking.
  • If you use baking soda with buttermilk as an ingredient for pancakes, baking soda will remove the acidic properties that often come with buttermilk, therefore a better-tasting pancake.
  • In Europe, pancakes are often eaten on Easter day, as they have quite a significance related to Easter.
  • The pancakes, in their original state, are of the pouring type, made of milk, flour, butter, and eggs, unlike bread, which tends to be semi-solid.

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