Favorite Pancakes

"This came from my Mom's 1940's version of Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. These are very fluffy unlike the pancakes you get from a box mix."
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  • Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  • Combine egg, milk and salad oil; add to dry ingredients stirring just until flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy).
  • Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup for 4-inch pancakes, or use a Tablespoon for dollar-size pancakes.
  • Makes about 12 dollar size or 8 4-inch pancakes.

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  1. There are thousands of pancake receipes out there...stick with this one!
  2. I have made this about 3 times and has become our favorite!! They come out light and fluffy yet crispy on the outside. I heat the oventoaster and keep them in there since I only have one pan. The batter does seem thick but it was just fine without thinning it.
  3. WOW! These turned out to be incredible! They had such a great taste and oh so light. I used sunflower oil as it was all I had and I did have to add more milk as the batter was a bit thick, but other than that, they were simply divine. This is defintely a keeper!
  4. This made very light and fluffy pancakes. I really liked the taste of these. The only thing I did different was to add a little more milk because my batter seemed a little thick.
  5. Easy to make and yummy to eat! What a treat!


I live on the beautiful Central Coast of California. I am a 46 year old single mom and student (I got my AA degree in business management May 05). I used to love to cook and try new recipes that is until my kids got to the point of...YUCK! I'm not eating that! Thank goodness they are growing up and willing to try new things now, so I am once again trying out new recipes. I love to collect recipes and Recipezaar has made it so easy and paper free!!! (*cringes* and thinks of the drawers full little pieces of paper with recipes on them) My favorite cookbook is my mom's old (1930's) Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. Followed closely by the "______ the Beautiful" series, of which California the Beautiful (of course) is tops on that list.
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