Pancakes And Crepes: What’s The Difference?
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Let’s just agree that pancakes are quite a popular breakfast item across many countries. The American staple has definitely won many foodies over with its fluffy texture and flavours. But so has crepes. And the reason why both of them fall into the same category for most people is because well, they are way too similar. Unless, you start counting the differences. Originally, pancakes and crepes were only available for breakfast, but nowadays, they can be prepared and consumed at any time of the day. 

However, most people don’t really know about the difference between pancakes and crepes. And while they may appear to be similar, they are very different. Let’s dig a little deeper into this issue and see how the two really differ. 

What Are Pancakes? 

Pancakes are a thin, round cake made with butter, flour, eggs, and sugar primarily, and baked in a pan. Fruits and flavours are sometimes used as well. Also known as griddle cakes or hot cakes. Pancakes date back to 600 BC in Greece, and since then these sweet pleasures are a favourite snack of many. Despite the fact that pancakes in most nations are thin and flat, American pancakes are fluffy and squishy.  

 Classic pancakes were originally plain with no fillings, people began to add chocolates, walnuts, bananas, sliced strawberries, and so on for flavour, and so today we have endless options when it comes to choosing a flavour of pancake. You can enjoy pancakes with jams, sauces, or the world-famous maple syrup sauce. 

What Are Crepes? 

Crepes are mostly thin and flat, and they are eaten with jams and fruit sauces as well like pancakes. However, crepes were invented in Brittany, France, in the 13th century. It's also got a fascinating backstory. According to legends, a housewife accidentally spilled some leftover porridge on a hot griddle and invented this iconic meal or dessert and we are not complaining. Non-wheat flour, such as buckwheat, is used to make crepes.  

Now, while pancakes have a raising ingredient, such as baking powder or soda, to make them a little fluffy, crepes are flat and thin and do not contain any raising agents. 

Despite the fact that they are both round, crepes are considered to have a greater diameter and are frequently folded without fillings. Pancakes, on the other hand, are often smaller and filled with fruits, chocolates, or preserves.  

Because crepes can be sweet as well as savoury, they can be eaten with poultry, meat, or vegetables, whereas most pancakes are sweet. Crepes are also thinner than pancakes and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Pancakes, on the other hand, are thicker and more commonly served for breakfast. Despite their many variances, these two dishes are both really tasty. And both of these are deserving of the fame and attention they have received from the culinary world. What do you think? 

And if you are already craving some pancakes and crepes, we’ve got you sorted with recipes for both.