People are solely simply realising the distinction between pancakes and crepes

More than half of UK adults (58%) cannot inform a pancake from a crepe, in keeping with new information from Tesco.

The analysis exhibits we’re a nation of pancake lovers, with 33.4 million UK adults set to have a good time Pancake Day this yr – and 7 in ten UK adults (70%) love them a lot, they’re consuming them all year long too.

A survey of two,000 UK adults by Britain’s largest grocery store confirmed the typical individual eats pancakes 30 occasions a yr, or 2.5 occasions a month. However, when requested about their pancake information, half the inhabitants (58%) admitted to not figuring out the distinction between an American model pancake and a crepe.

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Interestingly, Gen Zer’s had been professionals at recognizing the distinction, with two thirds (64%) capable of name out a crepe from a pancake – double that of 45 to 64 yr olds (39%). When requested what they will be consuming this yr, it appears the nation is in settlement, with two thirds (63%) of us tucking into the bigger, thinner selection, exhibiting the crepe actually does reign supreme for Britons.

The research additionally discovered there’s an entire host of lesser-known pancake varieties such because the Boxty and Galette. The proportion of inhabitants not conscious of the kind of pancake is:

  • Boxty – 81%
  • Dutch Baby – 79%
  • Galette – 68%
  • Souffle – 44%
  • Scotch – 31%
  • American Pancake – 27%

Pancake Day is correct across the nook

Lemon and sugar are the highest pancake toppings, liked by 47% of Brits, particularly these aged 65 and over. Nutella comes second (37%), adopted by bananas (22%) and strawberries (20%). Cheese (10%) and bacon (9%) are much less widespread.

With Pancake Day almost right here, Tesco’s prime chef Jamie Robinson shared his pancake ideas and methods.

He stated: “Pancake Day is the perfect opportunity to get creative in the kitchen and expand your repertoire it’s surprising how simple these recipes can be, and they’re all incredibly tasty. While our research showed crepes are the favourite, there’s so many different types out there, so why not try something new this year!”

Here’s a sneak peek at Jamie’s pancake glossary:

American Pancake

These pancakes are thick and fluffy, comprised of eggs, flour, milk and baking powder. You can add fruit like strawberries and blueberries and even chocolate chips.

They’re normally stacked and topped with jam, honey, syrup or whipped cream.


Crepes are tremendous skinny pancakes comprised of a light-weight mixture of flour, eggs, melted butter, salt, milk and water. They’re normally rolled or folded with all types of candy or savoury fillings, like lemon and sugar or ham and cheese.


A Boxty is a conventional Irish spud pancake, made up of finely grated uncooked potato, buttermilk, baking soda, salt and flour. The combine is then fried on a griddle pan for a couple of minutes both sides.

Similar to a rosti, Boxty pancakes are sometimes loved with savoury sides.

Use a non-stick pan to avoid flipping fails
There are so many various sorts to attempt

Dutch Baby

A Dutch Baby is sort of a big Yorkshire pudding, comprised of a batter of flour, eggs, milk, sugar, butter and vanilla extract. Unlike most pancakes, Dutch Babies are baked within the oven, not fried.

They’re typically thicker and might be loved with each candy or savoury sides and might be served at any mealtime.


Galette pancakes come from Brittany in France and are comprised of a batter of eggs, milk and buckwheat flour, which generally goes greatest with savoury flavours. Galette pancakes are loved for lunch, brunch or dinner with fillings like eggs, ham, cheese, tomatoes, spinach and bacon.

Souffle Pancake

Souffle pancakes, hailing from Japan, are thick but extremely gentle and fluffy. The secret to their cloud-like texture is separating the egg whites from the yolks, much like making a meringue.

You then fold the whipped egg whites and sugar right into a batter of overwhelmed egg yolks, sugar, vanilla extract and flour to create these pleasant Japanese pancakes.

Scotch Pancake

On the opposite hand, a Scotch pancake, often known as a drop scone, is a conventional Scottish breakfast or teatime deal with that is fluffy and barely candy. These small, spherical and thick pancakes are comprised of a easy mixture of flour, baking powder, sugar, milk and eggs.

They’re normally loved with toppings like butter, jam, honey or syrup, and might be served heat or chilly – good for any time of day.

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