Breakfast food: Pancakes

Pancakes are a starch-based comestible created by pouring batter onto a hot solid surface and cooking until solid. Before chemical leaveners were invented in the mid-nineteenth century, some pancake recipes were simple flat breads, or cooks had to use a slow-fermenting yeast that took an hour or more to raise the batter before cooking.

It has survived throughout history as a distinct food. In earlier times, English pancakes were sometimes moistened with ale, which had a leavening effect when the pancake was fried.

In the United States, pancakes can also be referred to as hotcakes, griddlecakes, or flapjacks. Traditionally, pancakes were served as an appetizer, filled with a savoury filling and coated in a creamy sauce. Pancakes can be served with maple syrup and cream or other similar sweet toppings.

American pancakes are a typical breakfast or brunch meal. Pancakes are traditionally

served for breakfast with butter and syrup. However, pancakes in the UK are much thinner than American pancakes because they don’t use baking powder, so they are not fat and fluffy and, instead, are more like French crepes.

Pancakes have been around for centuries as a favorite staple in many cultures’ diets. They began over 30,000 years ago during the Stone Age. Researchers have found pancakes in the stomach of Otzi the Iceman, human remains dating back 5,300 years.

For traditional Russian pancakes known to a wide variety of recipes, including various additives that provide high sensory indicators and the attractiveness of the product for the consumers.

Most pancake recipes today are leavened by quick-acting chemical leaveners like baking powder or baking soda combined with an acid, such as buttermilk.

Among common ingredients including: all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, milk, egg, butter.

Pancakes come in a lot of different shapes from the large, thin, circular French crêpes to small, thick, circular drop scones from Scotland or ball-shaped æbleskiver found across Scandinavia.

Cannelloni is an Italian hors d’oeuvre or entrée. It may be made with noodle dough or pancake batter. The pancake is spread with a cheese or a finely chopped, well-seasoned meat mixture. It is then rolled and covered with a cheese sauce and baked.

A pannenkoek is a Dutch style of pancake with origins in the Netherlands and Belgium. Pannekoek are usually larger (up to a foot in diameter) and much thinner than their American pancake counterparts. They are served with savoury fillings as well as sweet filings to be eaten all day by hand or with cutlery.
Breakfast food: Pancakes

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