"Flesh-eating Dragon" wrote ...
Post by Flesh-eating Dragon Post by Flesh-eating Dragon
The impression I get from this thread is that what Naomi calls
"swedish pancakes" are simply, um, *pancakes*. Of the type
that are simply called *pancakes* in Australia and many other
countries *anyway*. American pancakes have baking powder
in them and get a lot thicker. Also they are smaller an un-rollable.
Over there thin pancakes get called crepes. (iirc)
Do Americans have pikelets? (i.e. like pancakes, but smaller,
thicker, and sweeter)
In Canada there are pancakes, flapjacks, and them forn things
Pancakes are made from a thick batter, about 4 to 6 inches
in diameter, from 1/2 to 3/4 an inch thick - and they are
disgusting (even if your dad is renowned for his buttermilk
pancakes, bleah). Dollar pancakes are made from the same
batter, and about 2 inches in diameter, and made in an effort
to entice reluctant children to suddenly discover the light about
pancakes (not guaranteed to work, bleah). Both are served
hot in stacks of two or three (sometimes they are shown in
higher stacks, but usually only in syrup commmercials), with
butter in between the layers and on top, then drenched in
syrup (maple, blueberry, whatever). If you try to bend
them to roll them up, they will break.
Flapjacks are made from a runnier batter, cooked until
they are darker on both sides, with slightly bubblier edges,
slightly thinner, made 6 to 8 inches in diameter (without any
effort to entice children with cutesy versions), served in a similar
style to pancakes above, but I've often seen them served only
one at a time, especially at fundraiser pancake breakfasts.
You might have better luck rolling these up, but at best they
would be a thick revolting squudgy lump.
Pancakes & flapjacks are considered breakfast food, although
considering the longer cooking time, usually reserved for a
weekend breakfast, or a family reunion with a cast of millions.
Or the aforementioned fundraiser or promotional pancake
breakfast, where unskilled volunteers can't go too wrong with
a powdered mix & water.
Crepes were originally only served in restaurants, and they
are not something that would appear at any of my families'
tables for any meal. You can get very nice ones at the
Cafe du Soleil, in the 1300 block of Commercial Drive,
with either a sweet or a savory filling.
However, I'm a waffle girl, myself. Crispier, and more
hollows for melted butter, and you can add cocoa to the
batter and have chocolate waffles - mmmmmmmm. :)
So, if you order pancakes in Canada (& the USA), you
are going to be first: surprised, and then second: disgusted.
 - let me just say a heartfelt YUCK here. Thank you.