Pancakes From Around the World

  • 01 of 07

    Introduction to Pancakes from Around the World

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    Pancakes Around the World. Collage by Elaine Lemm - Images from Getty

    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

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    Traditional British Pancakes. James and James - Getty

    The typical English pancake is thin and light and not dissimilar to a French crepe and usually eaten with sugar and lemon - though other toppings can be used.


    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

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    Scotch Pancakes. Getty Images

    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).


    In Wales, pancakes are known as Cremopg. In Ireland, as Griddle Cakes or Boxty, if made with potato.

    Whatever you choose to call them, the recipe is the same.


    Welsh Pancake - Crempog Recipe


    Scotch Pancake Recipe


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  • 04 of 07

    American Pancake Recipe

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    What would breakfast be without a stack of pancakes drizzled with maple syrup


    The recipes for American pancakes seem endless. Here is a collection of 10 pancake recipes from About.com's Busy Cook Site guide Linda Larsen


    10 American Pancake Recipes


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  • 05 of 07

    Pancakes in France and Italy: Recipes

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    French Crepes. Getty Images

    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.


    Sweet Crepe Recipes from French Food


    Crespelle from Italian Food


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  • 06 of 07

    Eastern Europe and Scandinavian Pancake REcipes

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    Blinis. Getty Images

    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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  • 07 of 07

    Chinese and Indian Pancake Recipes

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    Indian Dosa. Lonely Planet - Getty Images

    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.