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Favorite Pancakes Recipe

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This recipe for Favorite Pancakes, by , is from The Hamamoto Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kathy Hamamoto
Added: Wednesday, November 12, 2008


1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons shortening, melted or salad oil
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Beat egg, add remaining ingredients in order listed and beat with rotary beater until smooth. Grease heated griddle if necessary. Pour batter from tip of large spoon as they are puffed and full of bubbles but before bubbles break. Bake other side until golden brown.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Apple Pancake: Decrease buttermilk to 1/2 cup and stir cup applesauce into batter

Blueberry Pancake:
fold 1/2 cup fresh or well drained frozen blueberries(thawed) into batter.

Buckwheat Pancake:
Decrease flour to 1/2 cup and add 1/2 cup buckwheat flour.

Cheese Pancake:
Omit sugar and stir 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese into batter.

Cornmeal Pancake:
Decrease flour to 1/2 cup and add 1/2 cup cornmeal.

Ham Pancakes:
Omit sugar and stir 1/3 to 1/2 cup ground or chopped cooked ham into batter.

Nut Pancake:
Stir 1/4 to 1/2 cup broken or chopped nuts into batter.

Polka Dot Pancake:
Omit sugar. Cut 3 or 4 frankfurters into 1/8 slices. Ground 6 slices together on griddle. pour 1/4 cup batter over slices.

Silver Dollar Pancakes:
Pour batter by tablespoonfuls onto hot griddle to form small pancakes (about 2 inches in diameter)




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