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Perfect Pancakes
Golden brown, delicious pancakes are always welcome! This foolproof recipe is great for kids learning how to cook. Serve the pancakes with maple or fruit syrup, honey, sliced fruit, or fresh berries. Butter is delicious, too!
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Serves: 4 to 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: about 3 minutes
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1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
about 1 1/4 cups milk
2 tablespoons Crisco® Vegetable Oil, or melted butter

In a large mixing bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

In another bowl, beat the egg and then stir in the milk and oil until mixed. Pour into the flour and stir just until moistened.

Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat until hot. The pan is hot enough when a drop of water "dances" on its surface. Drop a pat of butter or a little vegetable oil on the pan and let it melt. Tilt the pan to spread the butter or oil over the surface, or spread it with a spatula.

Ladle or pour the batter into the hot surface, allowing a scant 1/4 cup for each pancake. Leave about 1 inch between each and with a spatula or the back of a spoon spread the pancakes into circles about 4 inches in diameter.

Cook each pancake for about 1 minute or until small bubbles appear on the top and the bottom turns golden brown. Using a pancake turner, flip them and cook for another minute or until golden brown on both sides. Adjust the heat to avoid burning.

To prevent toughening, only turn the pancakes once -- and flip them before the surface bubbles break.

Lift the pancakes from the skillet with a pancake turner and serve immediately. Make the rest of the pancakes with the remaining batter. You should have twelve 4-inch pancakes. 

Note: You can keep the pancakes warm in a 200 degree F. oven. Lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet and serve as soon as you can.

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