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Crepes Are Not Pancakes

In Food, Pancakes on December 4, 2011 by triotriotrio Tagged:

When I see pancakes on a menu, I expect to get pancakes. But sometimes pancakes are actually crepes. What is the difference?

I believe the fundamental difference is that crepes are meant to be a delivery mechanism for something else. The best crepes are often touted for the wonderful berry flavor or that chocolate hazelnut spread.

But pancakes are different because the spongy grilled cake is the main actor on the stage with the syrup, berry compote or the powered sugar as merely a supporting role.

Note to self – when abroad consider what is meant by “pancake” on the menu. Because in the end it may actually pancake’s French cousin the crepe.

Corinthia Hotel London
“Pancake” 1 Star

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