I'm really sorry to hear this. There was a language barrier between us and the host, which made it really difficult to explain why we were late (very big traffic jam). We phoned from the car to explain that we were in a traffic jam and are sorry to hear that the host had been waiting for such a while. We knew the host had children and the food that was left were freshly baked pancakes. Since, I don't like food-waste, we left the pancakes in the hope that the children could enjoy it.