I don’t know who, but my blog stats keep showing up that someone is looking for the recipe from the 1978 Betty Crocker Cookbook for pancakes. It hits this blog because I referenced the cookbook in my banana bread posting, as well as mentioning my son wanting the pancake recipe.
As I have no way of knowing who was searching, I’ll just post the recipe in the hopes I make their day the next time they Bing their way back. Whoever you are, this recipe’s for you. Enjoy!
PancakesFrom Betty Crocker’s Cookbook ©1978, 1969
1 cup all-purpose flour*
3/4 cup milk
2 T shortening, melted, or vegetable oil
1 T sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Beat egg with hand beater until fluffy; beat in remaining ingredients till smooth. For thinner pancakes, stir in additional 1/4 cup milk. Grease heated griddle if necessary. To test griddle, sprinkle with few drops water. If bubbles skitter around, heat is just right.
Pour about 3T batter from tip of large spoon or from pitcher onto hot griddle. Cook pancakes until puffed and dry around edges. Turn and cook other sides until golden brown. To keep pancakes hot, stack on hot plate with paper towels in between; place on cookie sheet in 250º oven or in warming oven. Yield: about nine 4-inch pancakes.
*If using self-rising flour, omit baking powder and salt
If you want any of the iterations (Buckwheat, Blueberry, Nut, Cornmeal, Orange-Coconut, etc.), leave a note in comments and I’ll post those as well.