What are pancakes?

Pancakes are a thin, flat cake of batter, usually fried and turned in a pan. Pancakes are usually eaten with syrup or rolled up with a filling.

History of Pancakes

In ancient Greece and Rome, pancakes were made from wheat flour, olive oil, honey, and curdled milk. Ancient Greek poets, wrote about pancakes in their poetry. Shakespeare even mentions them in his famous plays. During the English Renaissance pancakes were flavored with spices, rosewater, sherry, and apples. Early American pancakes were made with buckwheat or cornmeal.

The name “pancake” started during the 15th century but became standard in 19th century America. Perviously, they were called indian cakes, hoe cakes, johnnycakes, journey cakes, buckwheat cakes, buckwheats, griddle cakes, and flapjacks.

Pancakes Around The World

You may be surprised to find that pancakes exist all over the world. Each culture has its own unique take on them. They are served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner all over the globe. A few examples of this are: crepes, potato latkes, Irish boxty, Russian blini, Welsh crampog, Indian poori, Hungarian palacsinta, and Dutch pannenkoeken.

Pancake Toppings

There are a ton of different toppings you could add to your pancakes. Here at Rocky Mountain Jams we have multiple delicious jams that taste fantastic on your favorite pancakes. For instance, we have a great selection of berry jams like: Superfruit Wild BerryTriple Berry, and Huckleberry. Our Caramel Apple Butter and Pumpkin Butter are a superb topping as well!

There are a variety of ways to make pancakes, what is your favorite? Do you like light and fluffy? Or maybe more thick and dense? Also, what is your favorite topping? Are you a classic lover and prefer butter and maple syrup? Or do you like fruit and whipped cream? You can comment on your preferences on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.