Mom's Easy Weekend Pancakes

Submitted by:
Kelly Whitmer, Göttingen, Germany
History of Science, Early Modern History


2 cups flour
3-4 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 - 2 cups milk
2 eggs
Butter (4ish tablespoons, usually more)
Maple syrup

1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.

2. Turn on a fry pan (low heat) and melt the butter in it, then add to the dry ingredients along with the eggs and the milk.

3. Combine everything together into a smooth (no lumps) pancake batter.

4. Use a cup or a ladle to spoon individual pancake portions into the pan. Heat/fry on both sides - low/medium heat works well.

5. Cook until the pancakes are golden brown.


This is a very, very basic American pancake recipe I learnt from my mom, who often made pancakes (or waffles) on weekends, in the mornings, especially on rainy days when the family was all together. I have continued this tradition in my own family and often make pancakes as a delicious treat on Saturdays/Sundays. These are especially good with maple syrup but we often eat them with peanut butter, different kinds of marmalade or (more recently) nutella.

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