Hotcakes, flapjacks, or pancakes, no matter what you call them, they're a delicious part of the breakfast routine. Happy National Pancake Day everyone!
How about a little history? The earliest recordings of pancakes came from the 5th century B.C. in Greece. Go figure, they do everything first! The pancakes that they made were called Tagenites and were made with wheat flour, olive oil, honey and curdled milk. Nowadays, there are many different kinds of pancakes. Some are sweet and others are savoury. You can make them with a rising agent to have fluffy and thick pancakes, or you can make them without and have thin crêpe-style ones - they're great for filling!
Pancakes are so fantastic that there are clubs and celebrations! You have pancake suppers and fund raisers, there is even Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Tuesday, where it is said that back in olden days the people would make pancakes to use up all of the fatty foods before Lent. Now don't get National Pancake Day confused with Pancake Tuesday. One of the key differences is that today happens to be a Thursday, and there is no giving up of anything after eating these. Well you may give up on fitting into your pants for the night, but that is really it.
So to celebrate this prestigious and fantastic day I decided to make something old and combine it with something new. I made Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes but I added my own little spin on it. I added bacon bits and chocolate chips!