Pancakes with mother

Lemon and sugar - it was always lemon & sugar in our house.  Nothing fancy like Golden Syrup, honey, ice cream or spinach.  My mother stuck to her knitting - made pancakes the traditional way - taught me how to make the batter, let it stand - probably the way her mother taught her.

Today I'll do the same.

My 8 year old daughter will blend the flour, eggs, salt, fat & milk.  She'll cut up the lemons & have her first go at flipping her pancake.  (Hopefully it'll fall on the floor.)

And in 30 years time she might be writing a similar blogpost about her pancake way.

We are traditional people.  

"Where's the innovation?" I hear you cry.  

"Are you simply going to copy your mother?  

"Have you nothing of value to add?

"Surely you're teaching your daughter to comply with the past?"

"Why aren't you inventing a new tradition?"

The only innovation I can see in our house is that the father is the one showing the daughter how make scrumdiddlyumptious pancakes.



  • Archaeological evidence suggests pancakes are probably the earliest & most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies
  • The Ancient Greeks made pancakes called τηγανίτης (tēganitēs), ταγηνίτης (tagēnitēs)[3] or ταγηνίας (tagēnias),[4] all words deriving from τάγηνον (tagēnon), "frying pan"
  • The Middle English word Pancake  appeared in English in the 1400s

says Wikipedia.