A pancake is a breakfast dish, a flat cake that's made by pouring batter into a hot pan and frying it on both sides. Many people like to eat their pancakes with a drizzle of maple syrup.

While pancakes can be savory, they're more often a sweet breakfast food in the US. Most pancakes begin as a mixture of flour, eggs, milk, and butter, are fried on a greased griddle, and are circular in shape. Pancakes have a long history, stretching as least as far back as ancient Greece, and appear in various forms throughout the world, from savory African injera to the sweet Finnish dessert pancakes known as lettu.

Definitions of pancake
  1. noun
    a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
    synonyms: battercake, flannel cake, flannel-cake, flapcake, flapjack, griddlecake, hot cake, hotcake
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    buckwheat cake
    a pancake made with buckwheat flour
    buttermilk pancake
    a pancake made with buttermilk
    blini, bliny
    Russian pancake of buckwheat flour and yeast; usually served with caviar and sour cream
    blintz, blintze
    (Judaism) thin pancake folded around a filling and fried or baked
    French pancake, crape, crepe
    small very thin pancake
    german pancake, pfannkuchen
    puffy mildly sweet lemon-flavored egg mixture sprinkled with confectioners' sugar and served with jam or a wine or fruit sauce
    latke, potato pancake
    made of grated potato and egg with a little flour
    thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour
    crepe Suzette
    crepes flamed in a sweet orange-and-lemon flavored liqueur sauce
    a crisp flat tortilla
    type of:
    baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
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