Shrove Tuesday Pancakes

Recipe for Shrove Tuesday Pancakes


4 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons sugar
2 cups flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder


Mix the ingredients in the order given. Drop the batter on a preheated greased griddle or skillet. Brown on both sides over low heat.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
First of all A Very Happy Valentine's Day!
I love your Almanac & have been purchasing it for years - still have the copies! (must discard)
Your pancake recipe touted as "a good simple pancake" turned out horribly. I followed your directions to the letter using American flour etc but it is missing something. It was very rubbery considering it was cooked on Low Heat - and after sampling part of the first batch, discarded the rest. I was very disappointed.
Please tell me this recipe is missing, for example, baking powder. Also "drop by spoonfuls" does not tell me what size spoon - small, medium or large?
Waiting to hear your reply.
Thank you

Hello, Bridget. Thanks for

Hello, Bridget. Thanks for your feedback. There should be 2 teaspoons of baking powder in the recipe (we’ve since fixed it). And if you want to try one of our favorite pancake recipes, follow this link

I will be making this

I will be making this tomorrow

I'm sure the amount of milk

I'm sure the amount of milk should be 1 1/2 or 2 cups; the eggs should be separated and the whites whipped to soft peaks and then added gently to the batter. A tbsp. of vanilla would enhance the flavor. My cakes were delicious, light and fluffy. I often wonder why people comment when they didn't even make the recipe.

I usually make potato

I usually make potato pancakes, I didn't realize people made regular pancakes for the day. And I cheat, I use a potato pancake mix but add real potatoes and other left over veggies.
But this looks like a great and versatile recipe, a keeper.

I make potato pancakes, also

I make potato pancakes, also and serve with applesauce and sour cream.

I only make small batches of

I only make small batches of batter; 1 cup SR flour, 1 egg, 1 Tbl sugar, 1/4 cup oil, and buttermilk to make the consistancy I want. I use a ladle to 'pour' my batter to make medium size pancakes. This makes about 6 medium sized pancakes.
This was my Oma's recipe & it makes light, tender cakes! Smother with soft butter & your preferred syrup or jam! Mmmmm......!

The recipe I use is similar

The recipe I use is similar but only calls for 2 eggs and 1-1/4 cup of flour with 1 tablespoon of baking powder for leavening. I use a non-stick pan and never fry in additional grease with no sticking problems.