ON PANCAKES AND THEIR TOPPINGS
& COOKING ARTICLE
enjoys making and devouring a few homemade pancakes once in
a while, particularly if theyre topped off with your
favourite sweet treat. However, most people approach pancakes
in their own special way, adding a few extra ingredients here
and a touch of magic there in order to produce a distinctly
Here we take a look at some of the main variations, themes
and approaches used in pancake making and consumption. If
you dont know how
to make pancakes, you may just want to find out and
try your hand with some of these ideas.
When it comes to pancake toppings, the world is your oyster.
Whether it is fruit, syrups, honeys, spreads, sweets, chocolate
or any other thing you can think of putting on a tasty pancake,
youll find each person has their own particular favourite.
Toppings usually depend on the time of day, personal mood
and whats in the fridge but experimentation can lead
to some fascinating results.
Healthy vs. Indulgent
There are many different pancake recipes floating around
the internet but the best are those usually passed down through
the family. Though most will end up creating tasty pancakes,
there can be quite a big difference between recipes that are
designed to be healthy and those that are a little more indulgent.
Most healthy recipes incorporate whole grain flour and replace
any whole fat milk with an alternative but its up to
you whether you think this is necessary.
Sweet vs. Savoury
While most people will view pancakes as a sweet treat this
does not have to be the case and in a lot of places it most
Savoury pancakes are popular all over the world and often
utilise meats, vegetables and a fair bit of cheese to create
a different, but equally tasty, snack.
Breakfast vs. Dessert
Another widespread debate is between those that view pancakes
as a dessert to be consumed after a main meal and those that
consider it a breakfast food. While pancakes for breakfast
are definitely more popular in America, many cafes in Europe
will now offer them as an option to start the day with.
In our opinion, this debate is a little bit of a non-starter
as it seems fairly obvious that pancakes can, and should,
be consumed wherever and whenever people feel like it.
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