Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My Grandmother's Recipe for Pancakes

Today I am sharing my grandmother's recipe 
for pancakes in her own handwriting.  

Here's the typed-up version:

Hot Cakes for One

3 heaping tablespoons of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon of butter
Enough milk to make the batter pour

Grease skillet [with the butter]
Pour batter from pitcher.

(These sound very humble and simple, 
but they are really very delicious,
as most things made from scratch are!)

She was a widow, so she did a lot of cooking for one,
but she could also put on the best Sunday noon spread
 you could imagine with roast, carrot salad, rolls, 
and Kentucky Wonders and New Potatoes.  

(I still make snap and cook those fresh green beans!  Yum!)

She was also that grandmother that always had 
fresh Banana Bread cooling when we arrived 
late on a Friday night from out-of-town.

In her senior years, she taught me how to add sautéed
 chopped onions to a can of Franco-American spaghetti 
to transform its flavor.

And this is the same grandmother who 
salted watermelon (what?!), and then taught us 
how to cut the rind into watermelon "teeth" for fun!

Doesn't every family make watermelon teeth??

Good times!

Lucky Dog