Calling All Pancake Lovers!

Blueberry Pancake Day is approaching on January 28th, and we want to celebrate! Pancakes are a beloved breakfast food that has been enjoyed for centuries. This month, we’re showing our appreciation for all types of pancakes with a little history and some fun facts. So, in the meantime, stick around to learn a little more about this beloved breakfast dish! And don’t forget, when you’re searching for a “diner near me”, you’re always welcome at Raff’s Cafe! 

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Where Did Pancakes Originate?

In medieval Europe, pancakes were made from flour, milk, and eggs and were often served as a staple food for the poor. They were also served on Shrove Tuesday, the day before the start of Lent, as a way to use up rich foods such as butter and eggs before the fasting period began. During this time, pancakes were considered a simple and cheap dish that could be made with ingredients that were readily available to most people.


Making Their Way to the U.S.

In the United States, pancakes became popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. The recipe for pancakes was brought over by immigrants from Europe, and it quickly became a staple food in American households. The invention of the griddle, which allowed pancakes to be cooked quickly and easily, also contributed to their popularity. This led to the development of various types of pancakes, such as buttermilk and sourdough pancakes, which are still enjoyed today! In addition to these types of pancakes, the options for special additions are endless. Such as bananas, chocolate chips, strawberries, and you guessed it, blueberries!


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Pancake Fun Facts!

  • The world’s largest pancake was made in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, in 1994. It measured 15 meters (49 feet) in diameter and 2.5 cm (1 inch) thick. The pancake was cooked on a giant griddle specially made for the occasion. It took around four hours to cook!


  • The world’s shortest pancake race was held in Liberal, Kansas in 2005. The race was only 23 feet (7 meters) long, and the winner completed it in just over 10 seconds. The event was organized to raise money for charity and was attended by people of all ages.


  • In Russia, “blini” are traditionally served on the last day of the carnival season before the start of lent. This day is called “Maslenitsa,” also known as “Pancake week.” During this week, people gather to eat blini with various toppings such as sour cream, caviar, and smoked salmon.


  • In Sweden, pancakes are often served on the day before lent, this day is called “Fettisdagen” which translates to “Fat Tuesday”. This day is similar to the French “Mardi Gras.” In Sweden, pancakes are traditionally served with whipped cream and lingonberry jam.


Searching for “Diner Near Me”? Come Visit Raff’s Cafe!

If you’re looking to celebrate Blueberry Pancake Day with us on January 28th, we’re looking forward to your visit! To view our other menu options, we encourage you to view our website for our online menu! You’ll also be able to view our hours online! When you’re searching for a “diner near me,” Raff’s Cafe is always here with the best breakfast options! breakfast near me
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Tuesday:          6:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesday:    6:00 am – 2:00 pm

Thursday:        6:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friday:              6:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday:         6:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday:           7:00 am – 2:00 pm

620 Primrose St. Haverhill, Ma 01830

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