Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

By , January 1, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I have had a hard time finding a pancake recipe that I like.  After trying this one, it is a winner.  I found the secret is in nuking the milk in the microwave until it is warm, or at room temperature.  Apparently warm milk mixed in butter keeps the butter from congealing (as it does when you mix butter with cold milk).  Pretty cool.

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Recipe Yields 8 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups warm milk (or room temperature)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg, vanilla and melted butter; mix until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

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