Prep 3 mins
Cook 1 min
Pancakes that can be stirred up as fast as a mix. As a young cook, I tried mixes but most called for an egg and oil. So I thought since I had to get these out anyway, I may as well skip the mix and use my own flour and milk also. This is what I came up with.
- Place flour, sugar, oil, and egg in a bowl. Whisk in milk until smooth.
- Pre-heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Lightly oil or grease skillet with vegetable shortening.
- Test skillet by using a small amount of batter. It should gently puff up after about 30 seconds.
- Discard test piece and ladle about 1/2 cup batter into skillet.
- I like to think that I am actually baking on top of the stove. If the skillet is too hot, the outside will burn before the middle is done enough to turn.
- Let cook until bubbly on top and under side is a golden brown. flip and cook till golden brown.
- I have fun with this by making my childrens initials (thick block style letters). Also, you can drizzle a design on the hot skillet and then ladle pancake batter over this. When flipped, the drizzle design will show up. You can put the batter in a squeeze bottle to really be precise. This really delights small children and lets your 'almost grown' teen-agers know that they will always be your babies.
Oh MY! These are wonderful! Bye Bye mixes , hello homemade! LOL Easy mix up and if I only had a griddle they'd be quick for me to cook too! LOL I love the flavor of these! The bit of sweet with the sugar ... Mmmm .. these will DEFINITELY be made again!! Thanks so much for posting!
Thanks bama for a quick supper for me to make tonight after working 10 hours. We often have breakfast for supper and paired with some sausage, DH and DS's were good to go. I used 3/4 cup buttermilk and 1/4 cup skim milk. Also, I added a few blueberries to the batter. I love the added sugar, as it was just the right amount of sweetness. Thanks for posting a good one!!! Made for Spring PAC '08~
These taste JUST like the pancakes my Alabama Grandmother made for me when I was a little girl. MAN this takes me back home again!!!!! My uncle also used to make our names or initials out of the pancake batter, and this was the perfect recipe to do that for my boys as well. Thank you for taking me back to my childhood, and giving me a chance to do the same for my sons.