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Perfect Pancakes

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (6 Reviews)


Perfect Pancakes

Perfect Everyday Pancakes

Photo: Diana Rattray
Serve these pancakes with butter and your favorite syrup. This is a good recipe for basic pancakes.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • milk, just enough to make pourable batter


Combine dry ingredients. Stir in the beaten egg, melted butter, and enough milk for batter to pour easily. Mix lightly to blend. Cook pancakes on a hot, well greased griddle. This recipe for pancakes makes 2 to 3 servings, and can be easily doubled for a family.

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 5 out of 5
Wow! Perfect pancakes indeed!, Member Nymphti

The trick was to add only enough milk until it reached a pudding consistency. When I was little my mother made pancake batter that was very runny, but for these I added only enough so that if I scraped all the batter to the middle of the bowl it oozed very slowly toward the edges. Then I let it sit for 15-20 minutes to rest before I cooked the pancakes. They came out very crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside... I've never had a better pancake, even at a restaurant. I also added 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract for flavor. We didn't even need syrup! It was a perfect amount for two people.

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