You open your eyes and smell something delicious. What is it? It smells like a cake, but you can’t put your finger on it. You get out of bed and go down the stairs and see a huge stack of your dad’s homemade pancakes waiting for you on the kitchen table. As you gobble them up you begin to wonder: who made the first pancake anyway? That is a hard question to answer. The history of pancakes is long and varied.