Around the World in 18 Breakfasts: Canada

Canadian pancakes

Week 13: Canadian style pancakes with bacon and maple syrup
As the maple leaf is the focal point of the Canadian national flag, it makes sense that the country’s breakfast of choice would feature maple syrup – and what goes better with maple syrup than pancakes? The addition of bacon is where things start to get a little weird… But weird and wonderful is the name of the game in our foodie adventures, so for Week 13 of our Around the World journey we decided to give Canadian style pancakes with bacon and maple syrup a go. Can’t say I was entirely convinced by sugary bacon but Crackers came back for thirds, so clearly it was a hit with him!

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In an effort to make our pancakes authentically Canadian, we used a recipe for Canadian style pancakes from Bonibakes. The result was quite a lot lighter and fluffier than the pancakes we’re used to – they were more like the hotcakes you get from McDonald’s. The secret was in the whipped egg whites. The recipe makes about 12 small pancakes.

What you will need:

  • 3 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 125g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 25g castor sugar
  • 235ml milk
  • butter for frying
  • 8 rashers of bacon
  • maple syrup

1. Whisk egg whites until stiff.
2. Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl.
3. Lightly beat egg yolks and combine with milk and sugar. Add to dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Fold in the egg whites.
4. Melt butter in a frypan over medium heat. Cook pancakes until golden on both sides.
5. While pancakes are cooking, fry up the bacon until slightly crispy.
6. Serve pancakes in stacks topped with bacon and maple syrup.

Making Canadian pancakes
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This is the thirteenth of our ‘Around the World’ breakfasts. Each week we’ll be making something from a different country as part of our ‘Around the World in 18 Breakfasts’ series. Subscribe to our blog or follow us on Facebook or Pinterest to be part of the journey. Next stop: Peru!

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