Happy Mothers Day to all mothers! I wish you a day of rest, relaxation and joy. Or if you have a small child, like my sister, who has a sweet little baby, maybe just a day of happiness, since the rest and relaxation part is quite a tall order.
Speaking of my sister, Melanie, she is the kind of mother I like to celebrate on this day. She loves her children so much and it shows. She’s a great listener to them. They can talk to her about anything. Her first two are teenagers now, and in college. I just think she’s done a great job in raising 2 young men. Happy Mothers Day to my sisters, who are all great mothers, Mel, Mendy and Mary!
These pancakes are a simple pleasure. Simple ingredients, the basics, really. Eggs, flour, milk, a touch of sugar, that’s all. Yet they are quite delicious, and very easy to make. It’s the kind of thing you can decide to make right when you wake up, and be sitting down to eat it in about 15 minutes. Better still, it’s preferable to make the batter the night before, making morning prep time even faster.
This one is definitely a hit. It comes from The Petra Corporation. Marv Harshman, the man who submitted it, says, this is his favorite recipe. His wife’s grandmother brought it from Sweden almost 100 years ago. She doesn’t use measurements when she makes them. They had to ask her to sit down and measure to create this recipe.
I love a recipe with a story, don’t you?
adapted from Seattle’s Celebrity Chefs, and Marv Harshman from the Petra Corporation
this amount feeds a family of 4. I halved this to make enough for 2. (I used 2 eggs.)
Marv says they are even better if you make the batter the night before. I personally didn’t because of poor planning. I still thought they were great.
2 cups (300 g.) flour
3 cups (750 ml) milk
4 Tablespoons Sugar
Pinch of salt
In a large bowl add all ingredients except for the eggs. Whisk them all together until smooth. Add the eggs and whisk well again.
Heat a skillet on medium high heat, or use an electric griddle on 400 degrees Fahrenheit, 200 degrees Celsius, Gas Mark 6.
Pour batter into thin pancakes onto hot buttered skillet. When one side is lightly browned, flip it, and cook the other side. (It only takes a minute or 2 per side.)
Roll them up like a crepe filled with jam, or stack them up like regular pancakes and serve with butter and syrup.