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This is in response to a request on the boards. This is from a German Russian cookbook put out by the American Historical Society of German Russians. German Russians were Germans who moved to Russia and then to the US.
- Scald milk.
- Stir in sugar, salt and shortening then cool to lukewarm.
- Heat water to 115-120 degrees farenheit.
- Place water in bowl of mixer, then sprinkle the yeast and stir until dissolved.
- Add milk to yeast mixture.
- Add flour and beat until smooth.
- Cover and let rise until double in bulk (this should take about 40 minutes).
- Stir mixture till"punched down".
- Bake on medium heat as you would any pancake.
I'm not rating this, as I am wondering whether there were errors in the ingredients as posted. I had reduced the salt to 1/2 tsp., as I almost always reduce salt, but the pancakes tasted strongly of salt anyway. Also, the pancakes were very thin. I was comparing them to those our mom made (perhaps unfairly), and it did not seem right. I added another 1/4 c. flour, and the pancakes then looked better. The recipe does not indicate when to add the egg - I lightly beat it and stirred it into the milk/yeast mix before adding the flour. All in all, I was not successful with these, sorry to say.