March 7 is National Pancake Day, a 24-hour timespan dedicated to truly one of life’s simple pleasures. These doughy discs can be made with approximately five ingredients. Savory or sweet, there’s a nearly endless number of culinary permutations of the pancake, including culturally relevant and distinct versions like the crepe and injera.
The American pancake was likely modeled after the Scotch pancake, also known as a drop scone. These griddle cakes are usually smaller and slightly fluffier than the more spread out American pancake. But all the same, these doughy delights can be enhanced with condiments, chocolate chips, nuts and seeds, toasted or dried fruit, and so on.
Whether you want to venture out into the world to enjoy some pancakes (IHOP offers a free short stack of their original buttermilk pancakes on this momentous holiday) or you want to make some infused cakes of your own, we urge you to enjoy your pancakes with any one of the following strains to boost energy and productivity:
Over the years, Dutch Treat has become an essential strain of the Amsterdam coffee shops. The dense, sticky buds have an intense smell of sweetfruits mixed with pine and eucalyptus trees. The cerebral high comes on quick and leaves consumers feeling uplifted and euphoric while reducing stress and relaxing the mind.
Jack Herer was created in the Netherlands in the mid-1990s, where it was later distributed by Dutch pharmacies as a recognized medical-grade strain. Since then, the spicy, pine-scented sativa has taken home numerous awards for its quality and potency.
A popular strain for sativa-lovers, Allen Wrench presents the best qualities of its parents, Trainwreck and NYC Diesel with crisp flavors of sour fruit. Its aroma has been characterized as sour and flowery, leaving a lingering scent of fruit.
Cinex, a hybrid of parents Cinderella 99 and Vortex, has a mixture of flavors ranging from sweet citrus to earthy skunk. The effects are clear-headed and uplifting, perfect for building a positive mindset and stimulating creative energy.
And, of course, you could opt for the hybrid Blueberry Pancakes while enjoying some blueberry pancakes, yo dawg-style (similar to our Blueberry Cheesecake/blueberry cheesecake experiment).
Blueberry Pancakes is a delicious indica-dominant hybrid that miraculously tastes like blueberry pancakes. With dense, slightly purple buds, this strain exhibits an aroma of blueberries, grape, and dough. Flavors of syrup and tart berry are especially present when vaporized or when utilizing non-butane combustion techniques, like hemp wick or herb irons. Blueberry Pancakes offers classic indica effects, including a weighted, relaxing physical buzz that can curb physical discomfort, nausea, joint pain, and insomnia.
I’ll leave you all with a syrupy sweet poem in honor of this delectable treat:
Ode to Pancakes
When I rise to meet the world, I hope there are pancakes. As I saunter into the mirthless darkness of my living room, I hope upon hope that there are pancakes. The torch in my hand hisses as the ceramic nail glows—my senses become aroused by the tendrils of vapor that catch and hold the early morning light—I am awake and in search of pancakes.
O round discs of complex carbohydrates, join me at the feasting table to celebrate the bounty of mother nature. The pancake is not the first circle, but rather, the fourth, fifth, and sixth circles of my morning. My eye is the first, the sun the second, the toilet the third, but pancakes…you are the simplified, doughy recipe for life that helps me believe in the order of this universe. All ingredients are essential, even the excesses and misfits, like Greek yogurt and lemon zest, or diced bratwurst and feta. Pancake, your line of best fit is drawn with a fork. You fit as well under a blade as you do wrapped, like a scroll, and peered through like a telescope. I see through you, and on the other side is the world is my good morning, is my next step forward.
Pancakes, I love you.