My daughter used to call them Pan-A-Cakes so now I do too. This recipe is from Better Homes New Cook Book. The tricks I learned along the way are not.

I cup flour

1 cup milk

1 egg

2 tsp baking powder

1 Tbs sugar

1 tsp salt

2 Tbs vegetable oil


Mix it together —BUT wait— No too much.

Trick 1: Leave it LUMPY.  Really.  I learned  this one on a Food Network show.

Trick 2: Now let it sit for 15 minutes before you spoon any out on your skillet. Thank you Bobby Flay.

Trick 3: Your skillet should be medium high so you can cook the thick and fluffy cakes slowly.

Enjoy—Especially you Aunt Ilse!