Interesting facts about pancakes

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

Here are some cool pancake facts that you might not know about:

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

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