Are you looking for “breakfast near me?” You should come to Raff’s Cafe! At Raff’s, we put a twist on older classics and serve them up fresh for our guests. This month, our team is gathering to celebrate National Blueberry Pancake Day on January 28th. But today, we are here to talk about how the pancake was created.
How was the Pancake Created?
Many people believe that the history of the pancake may stretch out longer than we think. Analyses of grains found on 30,000 year old grinding tools may suggest that Stone Age cooks we making flour out of things like cattails and ferns. Researchers think that these were likely mixed with water and made on a hot rock. The result, however, would have been very close to a modern day crape or hot cake, but the ideas between the two were the same.
Otzi the Iceman Might Have Loved Pancakes.
Otzi the Iceman walked the Earth thousands of years ago. However, there may be some proof that pancakes, or something like it, have been around since the time the iceman took his last hike. In 1991, when Otzi was discovered in the Italian Alps, he came with a plethora of information about what life may have been like. This included how the Neolithic ate. Researchers found that Otzi’s last meals included Red Deer, Ibex, and ground einkorn wheat. Bits of charcoal with the wheat suggest that the wheat found was in the form of a pancake that was cooked over an open fire.
Whether or not the Stone Age people were truly enjoying pancakes, they still had a huge success in spreading around the world. In fact, there is still proof of the ancient Greeks and Romans eating pancakes with honey. Even those who lived during Elizabethan times enjoyed them with a side of spices, sherry, apples, and rosewater. However, they were traditionally made and eaten on Shrove Tuesday or Pancake day. Recipes for pancakes were shared worldwide until finally, it was mentioned in a 1796 cookbook called American Cookery. Since then, there have been hundreds, if not thousands of recipes involving people putting different ingredients inside their pancake batter. This included strawberries, chocolate, and of course, blueberries.
Blueberry Pancakes with Raff’s Cafe!
Next time you are looking for “breakfast near me,” be sure that Raff’s Cafe is on the top of your list. We have everything from blueberry pancakes and omelets to subs, salads, and soups. Whether you are coming in for the first time or if you are a regular, you will experience the hospitality and great food like no other!
See what we are all about with a trip in on National Blueberry Pancake Day! Visit Raff’s Cafe at 620 Primrose St. in Haverhill, MA. We look forward ward to seeing you!