Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

From Cooking for Engineers ( Tip: If you want to add fillings (e.g. berries) add them after you've poured the batter onto the griddle.


  1. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, whisk the milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. Pour the mixture into the large bowl and whisk just enough to combine thoroughly. (Don't over-whisk, or the pancake will be tough. It's ok if there're some lumps left in the batter. When you cook it it'll smooth out.).
  4. Heat the griddle until a few drops of water tossed onto the surface runs around frantically.
  5. Melt a pad of butter onto the griddle and, using a paper towel, rub the butter around until it evenly coats the pan and lubricates it.
  6. Scoop 1/3 cups of batter onto the griddle to make a pancake.
  7. Cook the first side until bubbles cover the pancake surface and begin to pop, then flip the pancake over.
  8. Once the second side has lightly browned (about half the time it takes to cook the first side), remove and serve.
Most Helpful

Excellent basic recipe with just the right amount of sweetness. I will definitely make these again.

Allie 1123 November 04, 2009

The best pancake recipe ever created

Cookalot May 19, 2008

very good basic recipe and very easy to double or add to.

lilyannazmom August 06, 2007