Pancakes ... what do you call them in your neck of the woods?

While making pancakes this morning for my 12 yr old, it made my think of the different names I have heard them called throughout my travels. I have heard them as ... flapjacks, griddlecakes, hotcakes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancake

Views: 482

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Hotcakes.
Flapjacks or, if I'm cooking, potential fire and health hazards.
Waffles are just pancakes with syrup traps.
The waffle has a much higher surface to mass ratio, leading to more "cooked" area, which is what changes the texture so much. Waffle batter also tends to be a bit sweeter, and has a more international flair. (Just ask the Belgians...but don't ask them at breakfast. Waffles are a dessert item, and I've gotten some dirty looks in the hotel asking after them in the morning.)

French Toast is, of course, a whole different beast. I can appreciate the differences of all three. If I have to pick from the classic version of each, it would be pancakes. But Belgian dessert waffles would trump those. And the Stuffed French Toast at Disneyworld (PB and banana) might be the best of the lot.
Add a little fat to your pancake recipe and you have waffles. Vegetable oil will do, but if you ask me real butter makes a better waffle.
Speaking of "fat" ... my Grandma Austin would save the bacon grease and mix it would brown sugar to but on our pancakes when we had them at their house.
I'm with you completely. The waffle batter usually has stiff beaten egg whites that give them a lighter texture than pancakes. My wife considers them to be much too much trouble at home, so I go out for them.

Oh, and here in VA, we call them pancakes.
pancakes
I don't really have a sweet tooth, though I love the American ability to combine sweet and salty on the same plate as in pancakes with syrup and crispy bacon and sausages....

But, all things considered I'm a fiend for potato pancakes with sour cream. You may know them as latkes but my mum's Polish so I call them placki ziemniaczane....
Kartoffelpuffer.
Pancakes.
They're pancakes unless you're at McDonald's, then they're hotcakes. And this is from growing up in uptown New Orleans.

RSS

Latest Activity

Kai Höregott replied to Upside down bloke's discussion Nature of relationships
"I believe that a relationship does work if you really want it to work. I am married for one and a half years now, but know my wife and am together with her as a couple for more than 10 years. And this works very well. My parents also got divorced.…"
1 hour ago
Upside down bloke commented on Will's group New Warriors
"I was let down as the trainer did not remember me or my journey. He was very powerful and everyone was subservient to him. He put me in my place and I realised mkp was not open to negative feelings toward him or the processes. Kindness and care was…"
2 hours ago
Joshua Whitworth commented on Cory's group Teachers and Educators
"I'm not a teacher yet, I'm still a college student. I am planning on being an English teacher and football coach. Is there any other like this in here?"
4 hours ago
Joshua Whitworth joined Cory's group
Thumbnail

Teachers and Educators

A group for men in education working to better their skills, ask questions and share tips, tricks, and resources.See More
4 hours ago
Joshua Whitworth replied to Lon R.'s discussion Contemporary Christian Music in the group Christian Men
"I also don't particularly like CCM either. There are good bands/songs out there though. I love MercyMe, Rend Collective Experiment, Switchfoot (fantastic and played on secular stations occasionally), Flyleaf (girl singer that does have some…"
4 hours ago
Profile IconJoshua Whitworth and Sir Lionheart joined Tookie's group
Thumbnail

Christian Men

Regardless of the specifics, we can all agree on one thing. Jesus Christ was the perfect Man who died and rose again for us such that we could have fellowship with Him
4 hours ago
Elon Erani commented on thehuhman's group Men Over 50
"Edward it may have taken you much longer, but pushed yourself & achieved your goal. Good work,buddy"
5 hours ago
Michael J. K. commented on thehuhman's group Men Over 50
"welcome Charles you are welcome count the days young man count the days"
5 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service