Consumer Reports Nearly Perfect Pancakes
Makes 18 4-inch pancakes.
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat the griddle to 400-degrees F while mixing the ingredients.
Grease the pan very lightly with vegetable oil, margarine or butter–unless the pan has a non-stick coating.
Beat the eggs, shortening and milk in a large bowl until well-blended.
Then, add the remaining ingredients and mix until you have a slightly lumpy batter.
Spoon or ladle the batter onto the griddle.
Turn the pancakes when the edges look dry and bubbles cover the top.
This recipe makes 18 4-inch pancakes, but you can cut it in half.
Source: Consumer Reports Magazine, May 1979.
For the most tender pancakes, use cake flour instead of all-purpose flour.