Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

Almost a perfect reproduction of The Original Pancake House special flapjacks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. THE NIGHT BEFORE your pancake meal, in small saucepan warm the milk to 110F (it should be baby-bottle warm), remove from heat.
  2. Dissolve in yeast.
  3. Let mixture stand 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine salt, sugar, and flour in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add melted butter to milk mixture.
  6. Mix wet ingredients into dry and whisk until fully combined.
  7. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour , then whisk down to deflate.
  8. Let stand overnight in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
  9. In the morning, deflate again, whisk in beaten eggs and vanilla.
  10. Batter should be runny and spread easily on the griddle.
  11. Use a 12 inch skillet on medium high heat.
  12. Make one large flapjack at a time by lifting the skillet off the heat while you pour ½ cup of batter, tilt the pan to cover the bottom surface completely.
  13. Do not turn until all bubbles pop and the top is basically dry.
  14. This will ensure a uniform golden brown color and correct texture.
  15. Serve on a pre-warmed plate in stacks of 2 or 3, they cool off very fast.
  16. Serves 3-4.
  17. Tangy, soft and chewy.
  18. Store the batter one more day for a tangier taste.
Most Helpful

Not bad, but I agree, I think less yeast will help. I will try again.

Pamela L. April 11, 2015

I used significantly less yeast in this (double recipe and only 1 packet of dry yeast). I refrigerated overnight... but it was perfect. I can't imagine anything else being more like OPH 49ers

Chefbrainerd February 10, 2014

We have been eating 49ers since me do not waste your time on this recipe...make yourself some plain pancakes...this recipe is terrible...sorry and I do not post comments

kokogolf_8691716 November 17, 2013