Happy National Pancake Day

PMGK’s Pancakes are the best and his homemade berry syrup is to die for.

History of the Pancake

There are two different day that Pancakes are celebrated. There are also many different names used to celebrate this day. The Original Pancake day is on “Shrove Tuesday”, also know as “Mardi Gras” which is French for “Fat Tuesday”. The different names come from the different countries where the holiday is celebrated. However, one thing remains the same. It is always on a Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday(The First Day of Lent). It is said to be the last day of fat eating before the fasting period of Lent. And what better way to gorge than with a nice big plate of Pancakes and a carnival celebration that we all know and love Mardi Gras to be.

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Ihop’s National Pancake Day

In 2006 Ihop created a Pancake Day of their own. Their pancake day also changes every year. This year it is celebrated on Tuesday March, 12, 2019. They are giving out free pancakes and donating to the children that are battling critical illnesses. So if you live near an Ihop don’t forget to stop in and show your support and get yourself some free pancakes. Since they started their National pancake day they have raised over $30 million for charities.

Pancakes my oldest daughter made for her little sisters Birthday

Even kids can make a decent Pancake

What I love the most about Pancakes is how easy they are to make. Weather you’re making them from scratch or from a box it’s really hard to screw them up. My oldest daughter loves to make pancakes. She gets really creative with them too. PMGK taught her how to make really cool designs cooked into the pancake. It’s really fun. If you want to see how he does it head on over to our Patreon and put in a request. The photo above is the Pancakes my daughter made for her little sisters Birthday breakfast. Add a little sprinkles to the batter and you’re done. Now get off your phone and go make yourself some pancakes already!

Berry Syrup – Strawberry, Raspberry and Blueberry

Youtube Berry Syrup3

I promised to show you how to make Berry Syrup on my Oreo Waffles video and here it is. It goes great on Pancakes and French Toast as well and It doesn’t get any easier than this. You can also add a pinch of Cinnamon if you’d like and either Vanilla or Maple to authenticate the syrup but it isn’t necessary. This recipe can be as thick or as thin as you want to make it by adjusting the cornstarch.  Also, you can make this a singular recipe by using one fruit only to make your syrup if you prefer just Raspberry or Blueberry syrup only.  And, if you prefer, you can puree this in a blender when it’s done if you don’t want it to be chunky like mine.

Be sure to check out that Oreo Waffle in the link below and the Cherry Topping if you’d like another alternative to the Berry Syrup.  I also make mean Puff Pancakes that go wonderfully with either one of these toppings!

CLICK HERE for Oreo Waffles
CLICK HERE for Cherry Topping

Berry Syrup Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Berries (Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry)
1 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
1 tbsp Cornstarch, mixed with water to avoid lumps
1/2 tsp vanilla or Maple (optional)
1 pinch cinnamon (optional)

Be sure to watch the video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make this Berry Syrup.