It would be remiss of me not to publish about pancakes on Pancake Day. Of course it should be called Shrove Tuesday which is from the verb to shrive meaning to present oneself to a priest for absolution and penance. It became a sort of using up day in readiness for the paucity of luxuries during the season of Lent. However as time passed it became a day for making pancakes.
The main difference between the two types is the addition of caster sugar in the American version. Some chefs separate the egg whites, beat them and fold them into the mixture as a final stage before cooking.
Also the Americans tend to eat them for breakfast and all year round whereas we Brits are somewhat less adventurous.