my great grandma’s pancakes

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Last week I shared this picture, and you asked for the recipe:
7.11random-10So here you go….the tricky part is the flour. And..you if you don’t have buttermilk you can make a substitution (1 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon white vinegar or 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Let stand 5 minutes.)

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So the trick to this recipe is the flour. I am guessing it is about 1 and half cups of flour, but really you add a cup and then slowly add more until it is drippy, but not watery. The thicker your batter, the thicker your pancakes. I like thin pancakes, but not so thin that when I pour the batter on the griddle it goes everywhere. Can you tell I am a cook with those terms? Gotta be honest, it is laughable that I am posting anything cooking related on my blog!

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My dad uses an old honey container for his batter. I got this bottle in the cake decorating section of a craft store. I cut the top to make it a bigger opening. This is the best way to make pancakes…you can do all sorts of things!
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Whatever batter hits the griddle first is going to cook the longest…and get the darkest. So, I draw an outline and let it cook a few seconds before filling in the rest. Don’t forget if you do words you have to “mirror” the image so it flips over correctly.
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We love ‘BabyCakes”….perfectly bite sized!
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My dad taught me how to eat mine. A stack of thin pancakes, a little butter between each layer, cut out the middle and fill it with syrup. Nice.
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So there you go…perfect for a lazy Saturday morning!

Recipe card template is a free download from Julianna Smith (look under “free for you” on the right column of her blog)

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