This is one of my adopted recipes. I adopted it towards the end of 2005 because it brought back many happy memories. I have altered it just a little by using melted butter in place of the shortening and by mixing the egg, milk & butter together before adding to the dry ingredients. I have also added how to cook them for those new to cooking :) My Mother In Law used to make pancakes for my girls when they were young as a treat when we visited. They always had them with lemon juice (she had a wonderful large lemon tree) and sprinkled them with sugar. :) The cooking time is approximate. *Oooops!! Thanks to Sara for her review which alerted me to a mistake which I have now corrected. It should be 1 & 1/2 cups flour not 3!!!! NOTE* I sometimes add more milk to get a thinner batter that will spread more easily when made as large pan sized pancakes.