Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While that is true, just how well do you know your breakfast accompaniments?
Our breakfast or brunch may sometimes include pancakes or crepes. Whichever you are a fan of, you may find yourself using the word pancakes in the place of crepes and vice versa.
But wait, what’s the big deal anyway?
Depending on where you have your tasty and delicious breakfast or brunch, menus may sometimes get you confused when you see both in the menu.
Here are some differences between crepes and pancakes:
- American pancakes as we may often refer to them, are fluffy and thick while crepes are thin and flat.
- American pancakes have a raising agent in the batter such as baking powder or baking soda while the crepe batter does not.
- Crepes are said to have originated from France while Pancakes are said to have originally been from Greece and Rome.
Did you know that we have a pancake day? Yes, we do.
Pancake day is celebrated on March 5th, which falls every 47 days before Easter Sunday but the date changes year on year.
Pancake day is the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before Christians embark on the Lenten fast.