Weekends at our home meant dad making pancakes from scratch. Our boys usually had friends over for game nights on Friday, and Saturday morning there would be a bunch of neighborhood boys enjoying pancakes. This recipe makes a lot!
Large Order of Pancakes
4 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda (for Buttermilk Pancakes)
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups milk (for Buttermilk Pancakes use sour milk, buttermilk or milk with 1 teaspoon lemon juice added)
½ cup oil
Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Separate egg whites and beat whites until fluffy. Combine egg yolks, milk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until blended. Fold in egg whites to final batter, leaving a few fluffs.
For pancakes, cook on hot, greased griddle or frying pan, turning when the sides dry out and center bubbles begin to pop. For waffles, cook in waffle-maker. Serves six to eight.
Home-made Maple Syrup
1 cup water
½ cup white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons maple-flavored extract
Bring the water, white sugar, and brown sugar to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and stir in the maple extract. Simmer three minutes longer.