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Perfect Pancakes

Front of the Perfect Pancakes recipe card. There is a notation of “companion” within the content which I cannot track down if the Companion Prize Recipes was a magazine, cookbook, or… If you know, please comment below to share with others.

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Back of the Perfect Pancakes recipe card.


Perfect Pancakes
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Serves: 18 pancakes
PLEASE NOTE!!! This recipe doesn’t read right to me and I need some help transcribing the recipe card.
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup melted shortening
  • 1/2 recipe use 1 scant cup milk
  • 2 scant tablespoons shortening
  1. Sift flour, salt, and baking powder into bowl
  2. Beat egg and add milk in separate bowl
  3. Pour into flour
  4. Stir in shortening (don’t beat – lumps will disappear in baking)
  5. No grease necessary on account of shortening in flour

Perfect Pancakes

I am not sure why this recipe uses an additional 1 cup of milk for 1/2 the recipe and additional shortening.

Also, the sugar is mentioned in the ingredients but the recipe doesn’t mention when to add it. If it were me writing this recipe I would say to mix the sugar in with the eggs and milk.

I have never prepared a homemade pancake recipe and use shortening into the recipe. I am very tempted to try this recipe to see how they turn out. Also, when I make pancakes I normally use bacon grease as my base to cook them with. Yep, just a little wiped on the bottom of the pan to give my pancakes a little oomph.

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Dottie Borisuk

Friday 20th of November 2015

Milk and shortening at the bottom of the recipe are not in addition to the original amounts listed, but rather are the revised amounts if one is halving the recipe.

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