Food from the world: Pancakes

Who doesn’t love pancakes? Whether they are eaten at breakfast or as a dessert, pancakes make the world better. Just a taste of a brown pancake squirted with butter and some blueberry syrup can represent the set for the perfect day. My whole mouth just filled with saliva.

When did pancakes first appeared?

The first mentioning of pancakes appears as early as the ancient times. And the word pancakes can be seen in print as early as 1430. The pancakes that are made with wheat flour are called crȇpes (Latin crispus), while the ones made with buckwheat flour are called galettes (this means pebble and it refers to the original cooking method that involved pouring batter over a heated stone).

Pancakes Fun Facts

Photo source: slidebean.com
Photo source: slidebean.com
  • in ancient times, before baking soda was invented, people used fresh snow (because of the ammonia) to make the pancakes fluffier and softer.

  • Mardi Gras is the French and American name for Pancake Day. The translation would be “Fat” or “Grease Tuesday.”

  • the weirdest toppings for pancakes are mustard, ketchup, caviar, sour cream, ice cream, peanut butter, cream cheese, strawberries and coco pops.

  • in 2012, Springfield hosted the largest pancake breakfast – 15,000 people gathered in Main Street and ate pancakes of all shapes and sizes. This lead to the raising of $10,000 which was donated to the local charity.

  • the most flips a person has done with a pancake is 349 flips in just 2 minutes. Dean Gould turned 1995 into a special year. Good luck trying to top that!

  • Pingu’s pancakes is the video with the higher number of views related to pancakes. Over 13 million people watched this video and the countdown is still on.

  • the person who ate the most pancakes in one hour is Andrei Smirnov from Russia. He must have been very hungry!

  • there is a custom in France which says that if you touch the handle of a frying pan and make a wish while flipping the pancake and hold a coin in the other hand the wish will come true.

Fluffy Pancakes with Blueberries

175 g self-raising flour
20 g hemp powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 egg
300 ml soya milk
150 g blueberries
10 g Acai powder
2 tablespoon sunflower oil

How to prepare it?

blueberry-pancakes
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  1. Get a large bowl and mix the flour, hemp powder and baking powder.

  2. Add the egg and whisk together with the flour until you get a smooth batter. Then stir 75 g of blueberries and the acai powder.

  3. Heat some oil in a frying pan and add some batter, letting it fry until little bubbles appear. Sprinkle with the rest of the blueberries and some acai syrup.

The recipe and the products necessary to create this delicious and healthy meal can be found here. Enjoy!

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