Hot and off the griddle, do you know the history of the pancake? Well, it may surprise you but the pancake is actually an ancient form of food dating back as far as the Stone Age! Of course the pancakes we know today along with the modern crepes, hotcakes or flapjacks, feature a different flavor and texture; however the idea was the same: a flat cake, made from batter and fried.
American pancakes originated from French crepes that are larger and thinner than pancakes. Crepes are best when paired with sweat or salty food (eggs, ham, cheese…). Crepes were invented in Europe in the 15th century by chance and due to popularity they became a meal for many Europeans and even contributed to a popular celebration in Europe, known as Pancake Tuesday.
In the American colonies, pancakes also known as johnnycakes, or flapjacks were initially made with buckwheat or cornmeal. Today, pancakes are made with flour, sugar, milk, eggs and butter. They are traditionally eaten with honey, maple syrup, fruits… and we think it’s safe to say that everyone agrees they are delicious, and perfect for breakfast (or anytime)!
Come celebrate National Pancake Day at Amphora Diner Deluxe or Amphora Restaurant. We are open 24 hours and the pancakes are always stacked high!