Differences between British and American style pancakes

One of the things I’m asked about most, through this blog, is about the difference between British and American style pancakes. Both versions can be served with either sweet or savoury fillings and in the UK we traditionally eat them on Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) and I believe they’re typically eaten as a breakfast food in America. The ingredients used are very similar. A British or English pancake is made up of three main ingredients, flour, milk and eggs. The batter is a lighter mixture and the pancakes are thinner and again lighter in colour often being a lot larger. […]

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Pancake Day

I used to hate pancakes, now I really enjoy them, especially American style pancakes (nom nom). I’m not sure why I changed my opinion! I like mine with chocolate spread usually or yoghurt. Today was pancake day in the UK (the last Tuesday before lent) and mum treated us to a generous helping of British style pancakes, the recipe is similar to crepes. I enjoyed mine with Morissons chocolate spread, it was really tasty, goes to show you don’t always need a brand name spread. πŸ™‚ I also had some honey! In Poland they had “PΔ…czki Day” (doughnut day) last […]

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