Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
Taken from the children's cookbook "Wond'rous Fare - A Classic Children's Cookbook"
- 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1⁄4 cup buttermilk
- your favorite jam
- Put the butter in an 8-inch frying pan and melt over low heat.
- When the butter is melted, turn off the heat and move frying pan to a cold place on the stove.
- Break the egg over a big bowl and beat it with a fork or a chopstick.
- Measure the baking powder and add it, then add the sugar.
- Mix everything together.
- Add the flour and mix together well.
- Now pour in the buttermilk and the melted butter and mix again, but not too much-- you should have a few lumps in the batter.
- If you mix too much, you'll get tough pancakes!
- Don't wash the frying pan, but put it on the stove over medium heat.
- To know when it is hot enough, flick a drop of water into the pan.
- When it jumps and sizzles, the pan is ready.
- Take a 1/4-cup measure and fill it with the pancake batter.
- Pour the batter into the pan and tilt the pan so the batter runs all over it.
- Cook the pancake until the edges get brown and little holes start to appear on top.
- This takes about 2 minutes.
- Flip the pancake over and cook until the other side is brown; this takes about 1 1/2 minutes.
- Keep on making pancakes.
- Spread the pancakes with your favorite jam and roll them up.
- Eat them from your hand, like a hot dog.
Ive been making this recepie since I was a child. Only I use a 1/2 cup of milk instead of a quarter. They are so wonderful. I made them again over the weekend and smashed a bananna in the batter they were superb.