Pancake Day - Cornmeal Pancakes with Maple Syrup

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cornmeal Pancakes for Pancake Day
It's National Pancake Day!

IHOP is giving away free pancakes (requesting a donation to a good cause) and they say: "National Pancake Day dates back several centuries to when the English prepped for fasting during Lent. Strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other dairy products...hence the name Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday."

Cornmeal Pancakes for Pancake Day Cornmeal Pancakes for Pancake Day
Adapted the recipe from Everyday Food's Basic Pancake recipe (I added a little cornmeal for texture). Here is what I used...

Dry Ingredients:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:
1 cup soy milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 eggs

Follow directions on Everyday Food's recipe for mixing and cooking!

Have a great Pancake Day!
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Elyse said... [Reply to comment]

I never knew the story behind Pancake Day! That's so great. And man, do your pancakes look good. I love the idea of a cornmeal pancake, and I just can't wait to try these!

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Yahoo for pancake day!! Your stack looks so tasty!! I have never made cornmeal ones!

Jacque said... [Reply to comment]

Yum! Pancakes are proof positive that it doesn't have to be fancy to be delicous.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Your pancakes look great! I found a recipe that used a lot of baking powder that you had to let sit for about 20 minutes before making - they were so fluffy!

Okay, now I need pancakes! :D

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Oooo, I made pancakes last night just two hours before pancake day. As I only eat pancakes every few weeks or so, I think that's close enough.

Weird how the Lenten aspect of it never came up in my 8 years of Catholic schooling. Clearly not the higher level of education my parents thought it was!

Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

thank you for sharing about pancake day!

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for making me drool at my desk, woman!

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

Naitonal pancake day and IHOP is giving away free ones until 10--run!

Creative Classroom Core said... [Reply to comment]

Ive never made cornmeal pancakes before - these look great!

Fantastic pics! Im drooling!

Andrea said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful pancakes! Too bad I'm nowhere near an iHop. I'll celebrate vicariously instead.

Jo said... [Reply to comment]

I love pancakes with maple syrup drizzled all over it. Thanks for sharing and great pics.

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

yum yum yum! i love cornmeal pancakes!! i had blueberry buttermilk cakes on tuesday morning.

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

I ve never tried pancakes with cornmeal. have to try these, they look delicious and nice variation to my usual ones :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Well Pancake day looks fantastic, i would be a bad gal and smother it in butter and maple.... but your picture is picture perfect, and stunning.

How To Eat A Cupcake said... [Reply to comment]

I'd love these w/o the cornmeal! My ex-boyfriend used to work at a bakery/cafe that made cornmeal pancakes. I never understood them, Lol :D

Pen Pen said... [Reply to comment]

AHhh! I'm making pancakes tonight! I'll have to try ur recipe!

They look SO gorgeous!
...and I LUV that ur a librarian! I write and have worked at my local library on and off for years! yay!!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

i love the pancake day is fabulous!!!!!!!

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