Friday Food Faves: Pancakes from Scratch

I’m going to start featuring a new column every Friday entitled “Friday Food Faves”. It’ll feature favorite recipes, restaurants or just foods in general :-).  Feel free to comment or post your favorite foods too!

To start this one out I thought I’d share one of my all-time favorite recipes from Betty Crocker. My dad and I used to make pancakes from scratch every Sunday out of this old Betty Crocker cookbook from like the 1960’s. This was one of his grandmother’s favorite recipes and I have to admit, once you eat legit pancakes, it’s hard to appreciate Bisquick which is what Betty Crocker apparently promotes now? (sorry, guys).

The Recipe: Betty Crocker’s Favorite Pancakes

1 egg

1 cup buttermilk

2 tbsps shortening, melted or salad oil

1 cup all-purpose flour*

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

Beat egg; add remaining ingredients in order listed and beat with rotary beater until smooth. Grease heated griddle if necessary. To test griddle, sprinkle with few drops of water. If bubbles skitter around, heat is just right.

Pour batter from tip of large spoon or from pitcher onto hot griddle. Turn pancakes as soon as they are puffed and full of bubbles, but before bubbles break. Bake other side until golden brown.

*If using self-rising flour, omit baking powder and salt and decrease baking soda to 1/4 tsp.