Pancakes I know from childhood. But my mom did the pancake German style which is much more a real cake. High and filled with apples. Then in the end you put sugar on it too. It was a huge meal and she made pancakes very often. They are easy, fast and not really messy.
Years later when I already lived in Italy I remembered my mom’s pancakes and wanted to give them a try, if Italian people (the family I lived with at that time) like that. They didn’t really.
So, what did I do? I switched to ‘rustic’ and instead of apples I put cheese and prosciutto in the pancake. Oh my, that was the recipe of the year! They loved it and ever since then I made the pancake that way.
Now I still make sometimes pancakes, mainly for breakfast. They are not anymore the ‘rustic’ or savory style but often also sweet, just with some jam on it.
Today I want to give you my recipe for pancakes. You can make them both ways, savory or sweet. I recommend preparing the ingredients you would like to put in the pancake as when you have the batter already in the pan it is getting solid very fast and there is no way anymore to incorporate the cheese and/or prosciutto or apple pieces.
I made my pancakes this time with lavender out of my garden. It gives a little different taste, but not too much you would not like it anymore. I topped them with pure maple syrup.
If you have a yard or garden, go and look for any other herb or addable flowers and experiment.