Way back in the 60s I ran into an old cookbook at the library with this recipe in it. It was written about the 1910s. And they stated this was an old recipe for Flannel Cakes. I wasn't sure about the sugar and the vanilla but the pancakes were thick, light, golden and picture perfect. And they tasted as good as they looked. Been making them ever since. Then I misplaced the recipe a couple years ago. TODAY I found it and I AM NOT LOSING IT AGAIN. One impressive breakfast main course for special occasions and wonderful for everyday.