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Pancakes (mmm-mmm) From Canadian version Five Roses Cook Book

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 20 mins

10 servings (Serving size: 1 pancake)

Awesome pancakes. The old Five Roses Flour book says that "the secret of tender pancakes or waffles is to stir the batter only until dry ingredients are just blended....The griddle is hot enough when drops of water sprinkled on the surface will dance...too cool, the pancakes will be flat and tough... too hot, they will brown on the outside before the middle is cooked... cook pancakes until top side is full of bubbles; turn to the other side. Turn only once during cooking."


  • 1 1/3 cups (330mL) flour
  • 3 tablespoons (30mL) sugar
  • 3 teaspoons (15mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (7mL) salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (310mL) milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons (30mL) butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1.25mL) vanilla

How to Make It

  1. Mix dry ingredients. In separate bowl, beat egg, add milk. Make well in centre of dry ingredients; slowly add egg-milk mixture. Add melted butter or oil.

  2. Stir quickly till just mixed and batter is still lumpy in appearance.

  3. Do NOT over mix or pancakes will not be light and fluffy.

  4. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls on hot griddle/frying pan.

  5. Heat fry pan to medium heat.

  6. Top side bubbly, under-side golden brown - turn once.

  7. When little bubbles can be seen over surface of pancake flip and finish cooking on other side.

  8. Variation for blueberry (or other berries): increase sugar to 1/3 cup. Reduce milk to 1 cup. Add 1 cup floured berries. Cook slower than plain pancakes

  9. My favourite variations:

  10. Spice: Add 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  11. Banana: Reduce sugar to 1 T and add 1 mashed banana and dash of pepper.

  12. Blueberry: Increase sugar to 1/3 cup and reduce milk to 1 cup. Add 1 cup of wild blueberries.

  13. Strawberry: Reduce milk to 1/3 cup and add 1 cup mashed strawberries.

  14. Nutrition Facts Serving Size 7g

  15. Amount Per Serving

  16. Calories 130

  17. Calories from Fat 42

  18. % Daily Value*

  19. Total Fat 7g 7%

  20. Saturated Fat 8g 14%

  21. Trans Fat 0g

  22. Cholesterol 30mg 10%

  23. Sodium 161mg 7%

  24. Total Carbohydrates 8g 6%

  25. Dietary Fiber 6g 2%

  26. Sugars 4g

  27. Protein 3g

  28. Vitamin A 4%

  29. Vitamin C 0%

  30. Calcium 11%

  31. Iron 6%

  32. * Based on a 2000 calorie diet

  33. Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.

  34. Nutrition Grade 96% confidence: B

  35. Good points

  36. High in phosphorus

  37. Bad points

  38. High in saturated fat

  39. High in sugar

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