American Style Flapjacks/Pancakes


Sift the dry ingredients together, add the egg and mix it in until it is almost absorbed. Add the milk and mix until semi-smooth. Mix in the melted butter/margarine.

It should make about 5 pancakes 7 inches in diameter. Use less sugar if you like to use a lot of syrup.


1 cup flour, all-purpose
1 large egg
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
cups milk
teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon salt

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  • Put business name, type of service and location in the page title
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