pancake

A pancake (or hotcake, griddlecake, or flapjack, not to be confused with an oat bar flapjack) is a flat cake, often thin and round, prepared from a starch-based batter that may contain eggs, milk and butter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan, often frying with oil or butter. Archaeological evidence suggests that pancakes were probably the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies.The pancake's shape and structure varies worldwide. In the United Kingdom, pancakes are often unleavened and resemble a crêpe. In North America, a leavening agent is used (typically baking powder) creating a thick fluffy pancake. A crêpe is a thin Breton pancake of French origin cooked on one or both sides in a special pan or crepe maker to achieve a lacelike network of fine bubbles. A well-known variation originating from southeast Europe is a palačinke, a thin moist pancake fried on both sides and filled with jam, cream cheese, chocolate, or ground walnuts, but many other fillings—sweet or savoury—can also be used.
When potato is used as a major portion of the batter, the result is a potato pancake. Commercially prepared pancake mixes are available in some countries. When buttermilk is used in place of or in addition to milk, the pancake develops a tart flavor and becomes known as a buttermilk pancake, which is common in Scotland and the US. Buckwheat flour can be used in a pancake batter, making for a type of buckwheat pancake, a category that includes Blini, Kaletez, Ploye, and Memil-buchimgae.
Pancakes may be served at any time of the day or year with a variety of toppings or fillings, but they have developed associations with particular times and toppings in different regions. In North America, they are typically considered a breakfast food and serve a similar function to waffles. In Britain and the Commonwealth, they are associated with Shrove Tuesday, commonly known as "Pancake Day", when, historically, perishable ingredients had to be used up before the fasting period of Lent.

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  1. TastyReuben

    Recipe German Apple Pancake

    German Apple Pancake Serves 4 Ingredients 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 TBsp granulated sugar 1/2 tsp table salt 2 large eggs 2/3 cup half-and-half 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 TBsp unsalted butter 1-1/4 lbs Granny Smith or Braeburn apples, peeled, quartered, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch sliced 1/4...
  2. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes

    Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes You'll either need a high powdered liquidiser such as a Vitamix or a decent food processor and depending on what you have depends on how long these take to make. If you have the Vitamix, then you don't have to soak the beans overnight, but you...
  3. C

    Recipe Stuffed Hungarian Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce

    Stuffed Hungarian Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce ( Langolo Palacsinta Alabardos) Pancakes: 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 2 eggs, beaten to blend 3/4 cup milk 3/4 cup (or more) club soda or seltzer Vegetable oil Walnut Filling: 1 1/2 cups ground walnuts 1/3 cup sugar...
  4. Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes

    Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes

    This pancake is not yet ready to turn over. It is not cooked yet.
  5. Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes Cooking

    Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes Cooking

    This pancake shows the swirling motion used to spread the batter around the griddle after pouring it on in a donut shape. It is also nowhere near ready to turn over.
  6. Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes

    Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes

    Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes
  7. Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes

    Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes

    Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes
  8. Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes

    Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes

    Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes
  9. Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes

    Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes

    Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes and tofu scramble
  10. Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Batter

    Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Batter

    Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancake Batter. This was a touch too thin. It needs to hold its shape better, more like stiffly whipped cream.
  11. Indian chaura na poora with tofu scramble

    Indian chaura na poora with tofu scramble

    Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes with tofu scramble
  12. Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes

    Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes

    Indian chaura na poora, or Black-Eyed Bean Pancakes
  13. Morning Glory

    Recipe Sourdough Pancakes

    If you have your own sourdough starter, you will know that you need to replenish it every day and that means discarding some of the starter each time. This is a great way to use up some of the 'discard'. You can leave the pancake batter to prove overnight - or just leave it for an hour, as I...
  14. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes

    They're also gluten-free. They are far superior if you add or another of the berries or banana inclusions, than if you serve them without. This is a very old photo of mine, apologies for quality: Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes per skillet load Rest Time: Not needed, but if...
  15. TastyReuben

    Recipe Apfelpfannkuchen (Apple Pancakes)

    Apfelpfannkuchen (Apple Pancakes) Ingredients 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup milk 8 tablespoons butter 3 tart firm apples, peeled and sliced Cinnamon sugar Confectioner's sugar Directions Combine flour, sugar, and salt in...
  16. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Savory Korean Pancakes (Vegetarian)

    Prep Time: 15 minutes. Cook Time: 12-15 minutes. Rest Time: None. Serves: 2 (with one large pancake) Cuisine: Korean Leftovers: Uncertain regards the pancake. Dipping sauce can be refrigerated. Savory Korean Pancakes 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 4 tablespoons...
  17. Morning Glory

    CookingBites Dish of the Month (September): Pancakes & Waffles

    Each month we choose a different and accessible dish (or type of cuisine) so that most of us can join in, cook and post the results. This month, Pancakes & Waffles have been chosen - savoury or sweet - the choice is yours. Please join in and tell us all about the pancakes and/or waffles you...
  18. C

    Recipe Macadamia Nut Pancakes

    As I have mentioned in another post, Wed. Aug. 21, Hawaii will be celebrating it's 60 Anniversary as a State. So far on the menu, for breakfast, we will be having...... Macadamia Nut Pancakes makes 10 to 12 1 cup cake flour 1 tsp. sugar 3/4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt...
  19. W

    Recipe Dosas

    I use this recipe works every time 1 cup gram flour 1 cup plain flour 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 400ml water Mix dry ingredients together add enough water to make a loose batter. Add a spoonful of batter to a oiled frying pan as soon as the top bubbles flip over. I...
  20. Morning Glory

    Dosas

    Have you ever made dosas? I haven't ever tried but I think they are notoriously difficult. Traditionally they are made from a fermented batter made of rice and gram flour. I've seen them on TV being made in India on street stalls - large, paper thin and made in a few seconds. Jamie Oliver has...
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