What is pancake
A pancake is a flat cake its thin and round, prepared from a starch-based batter that may contain milk, egg, and butter and cooked on a hot frying pan, often frying with oil or butter. Archaeological evidence suggests that pancakes were probably the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies.
History of pancake
Now pancakes have been around for absolute centuries and many cultures diets and the guesstimation is they actually been around for over thirty thousand years ever since the Stone age. But then the question has to be asked how do we actually know this good researches have analyzed starch grains on thirty thousand-year-old grinding tools and found that stone age cooks were probably making some kind of a flower out of cattails and phones the guess is that this delectable flower was then mixed with water and baked on hot rocks and then the pancake was born it seems like a perfectly reasonable theory to me.
The old pancake continued to be served as a popular dish throughout the ages although in many different variations the ancient Greeks and Romans, for example, made them out of wheat flour olive oil honey, and curdled milk. And during the English Renaissance, the Elizabethans ate them flavored with spices rose water sherry, and apples.
Ancient Greek poets cretinous and Magnus even wrote about the old pancake in their poetry and Shakespeare mentions them in his place too. Now the pancake has had many names during its long history and some of these have been opinion cakes up, Oh kate, Johnny cakes, Journey cakes or Griddle cakes, Buckwheat, and many more. But the name pancake started getting momentum sometime around the 15th century and became standard roughly about 400cyears later in the 19th century and as with all dishes that have a long and illustrious history recipes have evolved and variations around the world are aplenty. You’ve got similar dishes like crepes potato latkes Irish box-t Russian blini welsh crampon Indian poori Hungarian polish and Swedish pancake.
All from the same family and culinary cousins in some form or another so what about Pancake day or Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday as it’s traditionally called how did that come about how did the pancake get a day for all of its own. Well, the history of eating pancakes on Tuesday began sometime in the 16th century and was seen as a day of feasting and partying before the beginning of Lent pancakes wear seen as a great of using up ingredients such as eggs milk, and butter before upcoming fast nowadays not much has changed and pancake day still celebrated all over the world especially by children and some adults I may add. Who is looking to get their latest and greatest sugar kick ever?