Preparation info
  • Makes


    small pancakes
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Cooking of the USA

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1993

  • About

The American pancake is altogether heartier and more filling than the European crêpe. Popular for breakfast, a pile of pancakes (or a ‘stack of wheat’) was a good start to a hard day’s work in the fields for the early settlers of pioneer America. The batter is dropped by spoonfuls on to a sizzling hot griddle and the result is airy and thick instead of paper-thin. What could be better than a steaming pile laced with butter and topped with maple syrup!