Sunday, March 8, 2009


Aunt Jemina scoot over. The other day in the grocery store I overheard a young couple, walking down through the baking mixes aisle. The young man mentioned to his female companion that his grandmother made her pancakes from scratch. The female couldn't believe it and asked how could she do this. The male said almost as astonished as she sounded, "I don't know, and she also makes her own syrup". The female was totally shocked at this and asked "how is it possible to make syrup". This is no joke. It really happened and the conversation went exactly as noted .
Pancakes are one of the easiest things to make. We have been making this recipe nearly every Saturday morning for over 20 years.
A few things to keep in mind...
1.) If you want fluffy thick pancakes add the larger amount of baking powder and the lesser amount of milk.
2.) Flours ability to absorb liquid depends on the age of your flour, how it was stored and weather conditions so the amount of milk may vary.
3.) Most importantly...MAKE SURE YOUR BAKING POWDER IS FRESH. Check the date on the bottom of your can.

Dad's Pancakes
1-¼ Cup flour
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1 Teaspoon sugar
2 eggs
1-¼ Cup milk-approx
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil (Olive oil is best)
Mix dry ingredients together in bowl.
Mix egg and oil in measuring cup, add milk to measure approximately
1- ¼ cups.
Add egg/milk mixture to dry ingredients. DO NOT OVER MIX. It is ok to have some lumps.
Spoon ¼ - ½ cup batter onto hot buttered griddle or hot skillet.
Let cook until top side is covered in LOTS of bubbles.
Turn and cook short time on reverse side.

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