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Introduction to Pancakes from Around the World
Pancakes are not just for Pancake Day (a.k.a. Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras). As you can see in this collection of Pancakes from Around the World, almost every country has their style and certainly do not keep them for simply one day of the year.
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02 of 07
Traditional English Pancakes Recipes
In England, pancakes are eaten on Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day in Britain. This is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.
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03 of 07
Pancake Recipes from Scotland, Ireland and Wales
In Scotland, Wales and Ireland, pancakes tend to be thicker, slightly risen and cooked on a griddle.
In Scotland, they are known as Scotch Pancakes (unsurprisingly).
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05 of 07
Pancakes in France and Italy: Recipes
French Crepes and Italian Crespelle are not unlike each other. Both are ultra-thin, light pancakes and feature heavily in both cuisines as savory and sweet dishes.
Enjoy these two collections from About.com's French and Italian Food sites. There are some delicious recipes on both.
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06 of 07
Eastern Europe and Scandinavian Pancake REcipes
The cooking of Eastern Europe and Scandinavia relies heavily on pancakes. Unlike the southern European pancakes, they tend to be heavier and sometimes use buckwheat flour or potato.
The most famous pancake from Eastern Europe must be the blini, which is the perfect support for caviar or smoked salmon.
In Sweden, is a savory potato pancake, served with bacon and Lingonberries. And, in Finland Pannukakku is oven baked and served with whipped cream and fruit for a lovely dessert.
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Chinese and Indian Pancake Recipes
Though from Southern India, the thin crispy pancakes called Dosas are popular throughout the whole continent and the perfect accompaniment to chutneys, pickles or served with curry.
Chinese Food Guide Rhonda Parkinson has three recipes for different Chinese pancakes. Scallion - Spring Onion Pancakes for a great breakfast dish. Sweet Red Bean Pancakes and Mandarin Pancakes to go with Mu Shu Pork.