I far prefer thin pancakes, or crepes, and I LOVE sweet ones, though also like savoury, but if given the choice I would probably mostly choose sweet such as berries and cream, or I love Gundel pancakes, which I cannot get in Perth.
Growin up,I did not even know that there were THICK pancakes!!! Crepes were the only pancakes ever eaten in my home! Yum!! I love them with lemon jiuice and a little sugar,as well as with berries of any sort and then a Flake crumbled over them!!(if no Flake is available, spread crepe with Nutella!!!)
I do enjoy savoury fillings such as smoked salmon and avocado,as well. But I found out when I was 23 that I am allergic to eggs,so I don't eat them any more which is just so desperately SAD!! It does explain why I was so ill all of my childhood,as we LIVED on this type of egg-rich food!
I don't think I've ever come across a pancake that wasn't thin! Maybe they are called something else in Europe?
But I do love love love pancakes. Our local market in Brussels had a crÍpe stall and we would treat ourselves to one (or two...) for breakfast on Sunday mornings after we had finished our shopping. The choice of fillings was limited, the Belgians don't really seem to do savoury pancakes (that's more a Dutch or French thing in my experience) so I usually had brown sugar and lemon juice on mine.
I do like savoury fillings - pancakes made with a splash of orange blossom water in the batter then filled with wafer thin smoked ham and grated cheese are my favourite....... yummmmm :)
Yeah I think the thinner ones like crepes are more the thing in Europe. I remember once trying to make pikelets (small thick fluffy ones you eat with jam and butter like a scone) with a friend from Hungary and her mum just would not believe me that they were supposed to be thick because she'd only ever had crepes before.
'Crepes Suzette' seems to have gone 'out of fashion', but used to love them. Usually Restaurant would only make them for two. I remember, many years' ago, a work colleague & I went to a 'top-notch' Hotel in Singapore, & ate at their Restaurant. Think it called 'La Vendome', at the Hyatt????
Anyway, we could have whatever we wanted & we finished meal with 'Crepes Suzette'.
They just melted in your mouth!
But nowadays, I just buy Woolies' pikelets & enjoy them so much with jam & cream, just butter & jam, or just butter. With a hot cuppa!
I've never been fond of 'savoury psncakes', so don't have them.
I just make myself a few Scottish (thickish) pancakes about once every 2 months for breakfast. I put diced up strawberries, blueberries, bananas on them, as well as 2 different jams & a marmalade, & in-between those ones, I use maple & golden syrup, & each will have a bit of cream or sour cream on top. I don't make them often, because it's not a breakfast I can take back to bed with me to watch iview. I might start adding my cherries on to them as well, which I have on my Wheat-bix every other morning.