A Russian speciality found in “Mat til Hverdag og Fest” (Food or Everydays and Parties) utgitt av Hjemmets Kokebokklubb i 1984
Blini (Russian: блин, blin, plural блины, bliny) are Russian pancakes with long traditions. “Blinis is a symbol of the sun, beautiful days, good crops, happy marriage and healthy children,” wrote the Russian author Aleksandr Kuprin. Blinis symbolizes the sun and represents a very important part of a festival, which celebrates that the long winter is over: “Maslenitsa”, pancake week.
Pancakes were (and still are) served on Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day), which marks the last day before Lent. Christians began fasting on Ash Wednesday and certain foods were forbidden throughout Lent. Eggs and milk were used up before Lent began, which is why we make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.
The finished pancakes are a little like small, crispy doughnuts, with a wonderfully frilly shape. The batter puffs up in the hot oil. You need to work quickly to keep them crisp and serve them as soon as the last ones are cooked. They are quite rich and so are particularly nice dipped in a slightly sharp fruit sauce.
Pancake recipes found in “A recipe No Other Mammy Cook Could Equal” published by The Quaker Oats Company in 1928
Aunt Jemima is a brand of pancake mix, syrup, and other breakfast foods owned by the Quaker Oats Company of Chicago. The trademark dates to 1893, although Aunt Jemima pancake mix debuted in 1889. The Quaker Oats Company first registered the Aunt Jemima trademark in April 1937. Aunt Jemima originally came from a minstrel show as one of their pantheon of stereotypical black characters. The character appears to have been a Reconstruction era addition to that cast.
A dessert recipe found in “Cappelens Internasjonale kjøkken – Indonesia” (Cappelen’s International Kitchen – Indonesia) published in 1994
Sumatran food is traditionally very spicy with lots of chilli, lemon grass, ginger, garlic and coriander. Some of the spiciest food in all of Indonesian is the Padangese food from Padang in West Sumatra. Their desserts on the other hand is southingly sweet and mellow.
A dessert recipe from “Crepe Cookery” published in 1976
I’ve loved thin pancakes like these ever since was a kid. There is a multitude of ways to fill them and this book feature recipes both for appatizers, lunch and desserts. I do think I love this book too – Ted
A classic Norwegian dinner recipe found in “Gode Gamle Oppskrifter” (Good Old Recipes) published by Gyldendal in 1991
The childhood dream in the old days for many Norwegian children was to eat bacon pancakes as often as they wanted, and as many as possible. But pancakes takes time to cook, and there were usually several people round the table, so the cakes had often dispensed equally between the them.
One hardly ever hear of people eating bacon pancakes any more. That’s a pity really, because it is a delicious dish, particularly served with lingonberry jam as suggested in the recipe – Ted