I was in Sainsbury’s last night and noticed a large display of pancake mix (which makes sense) but the other half of the display were squeezy bottles of lemon (?). Being the culinary genius that I am wondered for a second if maybe lemon is the secret ingredient in pancakes that I had just never noticed Mom adding. After asking around the office this is what I have learned:
1) ‘pancakes’ as they call them here aren’t big and fluffy they are paper thin (aka crepes)
2) you can eat them with maple syrup (properly), whipped cream, chocolate spread or with lemon juice squeezed on top (hence the clever lemon/pancake display)
3) they are eaten as dessert!
Not sure at what point crepes became fat or pancakes became thin but something got lost in translation…and I am finding myself craving a stack of pancakes smothered in butter and Canadian maple syrup with a side of bacon for dinner.