Today was a very basic pancake recipe.
Emma's bestie Claire spent the night last night and as I was tucking them in, Emma said they wanted stakes of pancakes for breakfast in the morning.
My best childhood memory of pancakes was during a very snowy winter in Springfield, Virginia in 1978. After a few hours of sledding with my best friend, Beth Evans, we headed back to her house frozen solid. Her mother made the BEST and fluffiest pancakes ever - with real butter on top. At my house growing up we always had buckwheat pancakes that were a little flat with nuts and "junk" in them and used margarine. These were white with crisp edges and the real butter had such an amazing taste with syrup drizzled on them. Amazing. I think I can still taste them to this day.
Emma and Claire ate a huge stack this morning and I even made each girl and initial pancake as well. You'll never buy store bought pancake mixes again.
Basic Pancake Recipe
- 1 1/4 C flour
- 1 T baking powder
- 2 T sugar
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 C milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 T canola oil