Some folks that I eat with regularly, along with a couple of service people at the restaurant where we meet Sunday mornings, tell me my pancake habits are unusual. I slice stacks of pancakes into pie-like wedges, always cutting through the center. I eat them one stack of wedges at a time. I never gave this any thought until it was brought to my attention.
Do you have a pancake eating profile?
Do you cut wedges?
Do you cut strips?
Do you cut a square or rectangular grid?
Or just cut away what you want for the next mouthful? Do you do this from one side to the other, or kind of spiral in eating around the edges?
Do eat a cake at a time, or as I do, down through the whole stack a section at a time?
Do you butter or syrup the all the cakes in advance, or as you uncover each successive cake while eating?
Some years back, as a concession to healthier eating, I stopped one of my habits. I used make a butter reservoir in the stack by sticking my knife down through the center of the “wheel’s hub” and twisting it around to make a hollow space, and slather and pack all the remaining butter down the hole. This was of course after separating the stack to individually butter and pour syrup on the cakes, and then re-stacking them.