Audra loves Pancakes!

Elizabeth Kremmel Buchleitner


One of the shadowy memories of my grandmother is that she made pancakes. I don’t know if this is the one she made for me, but this is her recipe for Flapjacks.

Beat together: 2 eggs, 3/4 cup water, 3 Tablespoons sugar

Then add: 1 cup + 2Tablespoons flour

The batter will be thin. Put a large spoonful of batter into a greased skillet, spread around quickly to cover the bottom of the skillet, and brown on each side. You can also make each flapjack as small as you like. Serve with butter and syrup.

Although there are many recipes for pancakes and many different toppings, it seems we always prefer maple syrup. I don’t think I knew what real maple syrup was until after I was married… probably due to the cost. We always had Log Cabin Syrup which definitely was not pure maple syrup. When we ran out of that, my mother would make her own by boiling maple flavoring and sugar and fill the empty Log Cabin bottle. This made a very thin syrup… it tasted more like sugar than the real thing!

Over the years I’ve tried many different pancake recipes. The one that seems to be our favorite originally came from a Farm Journal cookbook. I’ve adapted the recipe. Audra, this is the one I made when you asked for pancakes the Sunday before you left for college.

 Nonna’s Sour Cream Pancakes

  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour (preference is King Arthur)
  • 2/3 cup unbleached white flour (organic or at least without anything added)
  • 1 Tablespoon raw sugar (NO white sugar)
  • 1 Tablespoon Rumford baking powder (no aluminum)
  • 1/8 teas sea salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • Optional: 1/2 cup blueberries

Stir the dry ingredients together. Melt the butter. Whisk together the milk, yogurt, and egg. Gently combine all the ingredients with a whisk. A few lumps are ok. Lightly brush a griddle or skillet with light olive oil and heat (a drop of water should dance around on it). Drop batter by spoonfuls onto griddle (about 2 Tablespoons per pancake). Brown on one side till golden and some bubbles break on the surface. Flip and brown on second side.

Makes about 18 pancakes.

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One Response to Pancakes!

  1. I just decided to have blueberry pancakes for dinner….:)

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