The Sweet and Surprising History of Pancakes

The Sweet and Surprising History of Pancakes

The history of pancakes is sticky, sweet, and most of all delicious. Here at T.C. Eggington’s, we love our eggs, but pancakes aren’t far behind. Keep reading to learn more about the history of pancakes, pancake variations, and some of our favorite Girdle Cakes, straight from the T.C. Eggington’s menu.

The History of Pancakes

Historians have theorized that humans have been eating pancakes as far back as the Stone Age… 30,000 years ago! The first recorded mention of pancakes dates back to ancient Greece and comes from a poet who described warm pancakes in one of his writings. Pancakes gained popularity in America during the 1870s and the country was forever changed.

Pancake Variations

Over time, there have been many variations to the pancake. In ancient times, pancakes were commonly made with brandy or wine and flavored with spices, apples, or rosewater. Over time, milk and water became the preferred liquids when making pancakes. Today you can find pancakes all over the world. Wikipedia offers an incredible list of pancake varieties. So whether you call them flapjacks, Johnny Cakes, Griddle Cakes, or Crepes, there is no doubt that they are delicious.

Favorites From the TC. Eggington’s Menu

The Apple Jack

Our Apple Jack Girdle Cakes are filled with apples and pecans, then topped with brown sugar and cinnamon.

Red Velvet Waffles

Who can resist red velvet cake? Nobody! That is why we have incorporated the deliciousness of red velvet cake into our scrumptious Red Velvet Waffles.

Strawberry Acres

These berry cakes are piled with fresh strawberries and surrounded by gobs of whipped cream. This is a must-have for any strawberry lover!

Foster’s French

The Foster’s French Toast is one of our most popular menu items… and with good reason. First we, grill two slices of our famed cinnamon bread, then top it with bananas and warmed Foster’s sauce.

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