*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                            THE PERFECT PANCAKE
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 Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breakfast                        Snacks
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       ts           Baking powder
    1       t            Sugar
    1       t            Salt
    1 1/2   c            Flour
    2                    Eggs
    1 1/2   c            Milk
    3       tb           Melted vegetable shortening
                         -(margarine can be
                         -substituted in a pinch)
   Sift baking powder, sugar, salt into a bowl. Add eggs,
   milk and shortening (shortening can melted in
   microwave at high for approximately 2.5 minutes). Mix
   all ingredients and scrape bowl. Heat fry pan or
   griddle to medium high. (Lightly grease pan or griddle
   with Pam or margarine.) Use 1/4 cup of batter for each
   pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the uncooked
   surface or the edges become dry. Turn pancake until
   golden brown on underside and serve. Option: The
   amount of milk can be varied to change the thickness
   of the pancakes. However, please note that the batter
   will rise during cooking so experiment by adding more
   milk as you cook to the remaining batter on your first
   batch. *********** The Pancake: There is rarely
   anything more satisfying than good pancakes, possibly
   because we rely so heavily on egg dishes for
   breakfast. Once you have your basic recipe almost
   anything can be added for any variation under the sun.
   Chopped apples, berries, nuts, even chopped chocolate
   can grace this simple dish. *********** The Problem:
   Most recipes call for a cooling period in the fridge
   for a number of hours which forces you to pre)predict
   what the family wants for the next day’s breakfast or
   to cut the cooling time and produce pancakes the size
   and texture of bar coasters. Many run to Bisquick or
   Aunt Jemima for a commercial solution. Here is a
   batter which will produce better pancakes in less
   time, with more fun, to more acclaim, at a greatly
   reduced cost.
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