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!

Puff Pancakes

The Best Puff Pancakes

Puff Pancakes are amazing and I fell in love with them from the start.  My family, however, always called them Popeye Pancakes.  I don’t really know why.  All I remember is being very young when my older sister came home with the recipe, from the sleep over she had just had at a girlfriends slumber party.  She raved about them and my siblings and I have been eating them ever since.  I know that most folks call them German Puff Pancakes and that others like to cook them Dutch Oven style but, other than that, I can’t tell you the history behind them because honestly, I’m sorry to say, I’m not really interested. :-p

Baking Puff Pancakes

One of the things you should know about Puff Pancakes is that they shrink down, considerably.  Clearly they get their name from the amount of poof the pancake gets when it puffs up during the baking but, after only a minute out of the oven, the size is drastically cuts in half.  So if you’re wondering what the hell happened to your Puff Pancakes when they deflate, like a flat tire, understand that this is completely normal.

Additions for Puff Pancakes

The great thing about these pancakes is that you can add just about anything you want to them, including fruit or vegetable toppings.  You can even bake them into the Puff Pancakes themselves, if you prefer.  Other options can include Meats like ham, sausage or bacon.  Personally, I usually just prepare mine the way I show you how to do it in the Video Recipe Tutorial, only I usually make a larger batch for the whole family, like the picture above in the Casserole dish.  And this recipe is large enough to bake in a 9×13 Casserole dish, btw.  I like to cut it up into 8 equal servings and serve it with Maple Syrup or my Homemade Berry Syrup.

Other Breakfast and Brunch recipes you might be interested in are my Oreo Waffles, Potato Waffles with Cheese, Crepes with Cherry Topping and my Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo.  I also have an Ultimate Omelette and an Egg Bread Bowl you might want to check out.

Puff Pancakes Ingredients:

1/4 cup Butter
6 eggs
1 cup Flour
1 cup Milk
1 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Vanilla
Powder Sugar, optional

You want to bake these for 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit and be sure to watch the short video tutorial, for this Puff Pancakes recipe, and I’ll show you how easy these are to make.

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.