German: Gingerbread Dutch Baby with Blackberries
Despite the name, the Dutch baby has nothing to do with the Netherlands. Some say the name is an Americanization of Deutsch, which means “German” in German. No matter how it got its name, this puffy skillet pancake is easy—and impressive.
Recipe: Try our Gingerbread Dutch Baby with Blackberries
English: Rolled Pancakes with Lemon Sugar & Candied Lemon Slices
These thin, crepe-like rolled pancakes are traditionally served on Shrove Tuesday (a.k.a. Fat Tuesday), but Brits also eat them during other times of the year. Sugar and lemon are classic toppings. You can also try a swipe of jam or Nutella for two other tasty versions.
Recipe: Try our Rolled Pancakes with Lemon Sugar & Candied Lemon Slices
Russian: Everything Blini with Smoked Salmon
Bite-size blini usually skew savory, not sweet, with buckwheat flour and toppings like sour cream and caviar (a classic combo). This party-perfect version gets all dressed up, everything bagel–style.
Recipe: Try our Everything Blini with Smoked Salmon
American: Bananas Foster Stuffed Pancakes
In the good ol’ U.S. of A., fluffy, puffy flapjacks rule. This version gets its height from a combo of leaveners (baking powder and baking soda) and buttermilk, which turbocharges the baking soda and adds tenderness and tang. And because more is more here in the States, we tucked a caramely banana sauce inside the pancakes and added even more on top.
Recipe: Try our Bananas Foster Stuffed Pancakes
French: Croque Madame Crepes
Crepe is just French for “pancake.” But the word makes a skinny pancake folded around tasty things (like the ham-and-Gruyère combo here) sound fancy, doesn’t it?
Recipe: Try our Croque Madame Crepes