Dish of the Day: Maple Syrup and Butter Pancake
Eat it while it is hot! Pancakes come in different sizes, shapes, and flavours. You can choose whether you want to eat pancakes sweet, savoury, flat or thick but without a doubt, all pancakes taste amazing!
What is Maple Syrup and Butter Pancakes
Butter pancakes are flat cakes made from a batter of eggs, milk, butter, and flour. It is cooked on a frying pan and flipped to crisp, fluffy perfection. It is then topped with a generous amount of maple syrup and moderate amounts of butter.
History Of Maple Syrup and Butter Pancakes
This particular dish has a long history dating back to prehistoric times. Pancakes can be found in different shapes in different parts of the world. In North America, people use baking powder to make the pancake thick and fluffy. In France, pancakes can be found in a thin layer and eaten with jam, chocolate, and other sweet and savoury fillings.
They are instead called crepes. It caught on commercially, and pancake mixes were sold in different countries. Pancakes can be served at any time of the day with your choice of toppings. However, in America, they are often eaten for breakfast.
In Britain, pancakes are eaten in celebration on Pancake Day or as they call it, Shrove Tuesday. It is the day before the start of the Lenten season, 40 days leading up to Easter. It is the last day for the people to use up all their eggs and fatty ingredients before they fast and pancakes are a perfect recipe to use up these ingredients.
Maple syrup is a natural sweetener made from the xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple or black maple tree species. It is said to be much healthier and more nutritious than regular sugar. Maple syrup is used as a condiment for pancakes as well as waffles and oatmeal.
Maple syrup can be traced back to the indigenous people in North American before the colonial settlers even arrived. They were the first known group to make maple syrup and sugar. Despite no evidence, it has been said that the maple sap was used to cook meat for the chief of the natives.
Nutritional Information For Maple Syrup and Butter Pancakes
Maple Syrup and Butter Pancakes pack a huge amount of calories, carbohydrates, and fat. It can boost your daily intake of carbohydrates, but it is not the healthiest of choice.
Pancake mixes are made from flour, and when you add syrup, it will increase sugar levels in the dish. Here are some alternative for healthier pancakes:
- Make it on your own. In this way, you can control the ingredients to make the mix.
- Use whole-wheat flour instead of plain flour. Compared to white flour, it has not been stripped of its natural nutrients and fibre.
- It is best to skip the syrup. Top your pancakes with some blueberries or strawberries for a more natural source of sweetness.
Pure maple syrup contains a lot of good nutrients. The nutrients found include zinc, potassium, manganese, thiamine, calcium, iron, magnesium and riboflavin. With only ¼ cup of maple syrup, it can provide up to 41% of your daily zinc requirements and 100% of manganese requirements for the day which helps promote good cholesterol.
Where To Find Maple Syrup and Butter Pancakes
Maple Syrup And Butter Pancakes can be easily found at any western restaurants in Malaysia. Here are lists of restaurants you can visit to have these freshly made pancakes.
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Article Written By Anna
Anna is an absolute foodie, and lives by the motto that food is happiness. She is a writer by day and a gamer by night. She believes that good food comes from all over and is constantly amazed by the passion and dedication it takes to make food that warms the soul.