“The BEST pancake topping is MORE PANCAKES… and syrup” -Unknown
This week’s recipe is Apple Pie Pancakes!
Fun Food Facts!
According to National Geographic, the Ancient Greeks and Romans both enjoyed pancakes sweetened with Honey. But they weren’t the only ones! Elizabethans ate them with spices, sherry, rosewater, and in our case–apples!
How was the pancake invented you might ask? The Romans ate dishes called Alita Dolcia which was made from milk, eggs, flour, and other spices. But even other Europeans had very similar creations with a few ingredients switched out and added such as wheat, flour, buckwheat, cornmeal, or others.
When these different ingredients are used the name of the dish changes to a crepe or galette, depending on if wheat flour is used or buckwheat flour.
And yes, there is such thing as Pancake Day: Tuesday, February 13th, also known as Shrove Tuesday. With this week’s Junior Chef Star’s recipe, you will be more than ready to make the most of it this year!
PANCAKE DAY HISTORY
Pancake day traditionally occurs 47 days before Easter so it will always be between February 3rd and March 9th. Also known as Shrove Tuesday, it will always be the Tuesday that precedes Ash Wednesday.
Shrove Tuesday is a Christian tradition to be shriven before Lent. In the United States, Pancake day is also commonly called Mardi Gras, or ‘Fat Tuesday.’
Many say that Pancake day was a more recent tradition as a final feast before giving up eggs, milk, and sugar during the 40 days of fasting known as Lent.
How large is the worlds biggest pancake?
The world’s largest pancake was more than 49 feet in diameter and weighed more than 6,614 pounds! Talk about a final feast before Lent!
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Which food fun fact was your favorite? What’s your favorite pancake topping? Let us know in the comments section below!