Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 mins
It's super simple to flip these light-as-air cakes. Sprinkle them with berries, chocolate, or candy chips for a showy twist. TRY THIS... Fill a plastic bag with batter. Snip the corner and squeeze batter onto griddle.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- maple syrup or fruit-flavored syrup or powdered sugar, if you like
- fresh raspberries or fresh strawberries or fresh blueberries, if you like
- Put flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon to mix. Save until Step 3.
- Crack the egg into another mixing bowl. Beat with a wire whisk or fork until yolk and white are mixed. Add buttermilk and oil to egg. Beat with the wire whisk until ingredients are well mixed.
- Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir with the wooden spoon until dry ingredients are wet. (The batter should be somewhat lunpy, not smooth.).
- Grease an unheated griddle or large skillet with the shortening. Put the griddle or large skillet on a burner. Turn heat to medium and let griddle or skillet get hot. (To check if the griddle or skillet is ready, carefully sprinkle a few drops of water on the surface. The water will dance across the surface when the griddle is hot enough.).
- For each pancake, pour about 1/4 cup batter onto the got griddle or skillet. Cook over medium heat until pancakes have slightly bubbly surfaces and the edges are slightly dry. (This will take about 2 minutes.).
- Turn the pancake over with a pancake turner. Cook until bottoms are golden brown. (about 2 minutes more). Remove pancakes from griddle or skillet and put on a serving plate. Cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat until all the batter is used. Turn off burner. Remove griddle or skillet from the burner.
- STIR IT IN: If plain flapjackes aren't your favorite, jazz 'em up by stirring 3/4 cup blueberries or raspberries or 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces, peanut butter-flavored pieces, butterscotch pieces, chopped peanuts, or miniature candy-coated semisweet chocolate pieces into the pancake batter. Candy-coated chocolate pieces will color the batter a bit.