I love food holidays. I’m not talking about those cold-weather holidays where you gain 10 pounds in the course of a month. I’m talking about that random rainy Tuesday that gives us National Peach Cobbler Day, and that sunny Saturday that celebrates National Doughnut Day. Or, that very special day that I happily toast to every morning: National Coffee Day. (I love you, java.) In short, every day is a food holiday and I’m happy to celebrate them all (well, mostly the sweet ones).
Today, we’re honoring National Pancake Day with a trip around the world. Get your pan and spatula ready for these tasty breakfast treats.
North America: Buttermilk Pancakes
Classic American pancakes are best when they’re fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Keep them classic by topping with butter and drizzling with warm syrup. Or, take your pancakes to the next level by mixing in a variety of fresh fruit, chocolate chips, bacon, spices, nuts and more. Get the recipe at FoodNetwork.com >>
Venezuela: Corn Cakes With Cream or Cheese (Cachapas)
Corn griddle cakes are popular in Venezuela and Colombia. They’re often served for breakfast with a topping of queso fresco. Get the recipe at Food.com >>
France: Blueberry-Lemon Crepes With Custard Sauce
Crepes are thin, delicate pancakes typically made from wheat or buckwheat flour. The beauty of crepes is that they can be filled and topped with anything you like. From sweet to savory, the possibilities are endless. And making them at home is easier than you think. This sweet breakfast or dessert crepe features a fruity filling with a custard “dipping” sauce. Get the recipe at FoodNetwork.com >>