Pancake Top 10 Fun Facts

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Pancakes are found almost in every culture. It is a thin flat cake made from batter and fried in a pan or on a griddle. The batter is usually made from eggs, flour, milk or water, oil, or melted butter. 


Pancakes have a long history, dating back to the times of Ancient Romans and it was believed in Medieval times that the first three pancakes cooked were sacred. They were each marked with a cross before being sprinkled with salt and then set aside to ward off evil.



Did you know this historical fact about pancakes? Probably Not!
Here are Ten Fun Facts about Pancakes:


  1. January 28th is National Blueberry Pancake Day.
  2. September 26th is National Pancake Day.
  3. ​Maple syrup which is often used as a topping was originally a sweet drink that was discovered by the Algonquin Indians.
  4. The first ready-mix food which was sold commercially was Aunt Jemima pancake flour. It was invented in 1889 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
  5. It is common in France to touch the handle of the frying pan and to make a wish while the pancake is turned, holding a coin in one hand.
  6. The first pancake recipe appeared in an English cookbook in the fifteenth century.
  7. World’s biggest pancake was cooked in Rochdale (Greater Manchester) in 1994, which was 15 meters in diameter, weighed three tons,  and had an estimated two million calories.
  8. Celebrity chef Aldo Zilli in the 2005 year set the world record for the highest pancake toss at 329cm.
  9. The French crêpe is thin and crispy. It is folded or rolled and heated in a sauce of sugar, butter, citrus juice, and liqueur.
  10. One pancake fan ran a marathon while continually tossing a pancake for three hours, two minutes, and twenty-seven seconds.

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