Grandma’s Pancakes

My Grandma & my Mom (the oldest of 11 kids!) in 1950

Pancakes were always traditional in my family. Every christmas, when the entire clan would gather, the breakfast table would be quivering under towering stacks of pancakes, bowls of bacon & piles of sausages! Pancakes spread with peanut butter & drowned in maple syrup were a family favourite. I taught my husband the recipe for Grandma’s pancakes & he makes them at least twice a week! It’s a quick, filling (& comforting) meal for any time of day! Here’s the recipe that has been passed down for generations:


1 cup flour

1 cup milk

1 egg

2 tablespoons melted butter (margarine is fine too!)

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

(we always double the recipe, hence the 2 eggs in the pic)

Mix all ingredients together & (soup) ladle batter into a hot pan.

Once bubbles appear on top, flip the pancake:

Wait a few minutes &, using the flipper, lift the edge and check the “brownness” of the underside. If it’s golden brown, take it out & repeat above steps to make more pancakes. (If it’s still light coloured and liquid-y wait a couple more minutes and check again.)

Serve with peanut butter & maple syrup (both products hard to find in Berlin, Pindakaas brand peanut butter can be found in most Asian Supermarkets & maple syrup is available at Kaiser’s in the jam aisle.

There you have it – my Grandma’s fantastic pancake recipe –  strawberries (or any type of berry!) are awesome on top as well!


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