An American Family History


from Aunt Pit's Recipe Box

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French Pancakes




1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon B.P.
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons melted crisco [shortening]
1 cup hot milk

Sift flour, B.P. and salt.
Beat egg till light,
add hot milk & melted crisco
when slightly cool stir in sifted ingredients
beat untill smooth.

Use about 2 tablespoons to each cake.

this makes a oz Pancakes.


Taste and health benefits of Butter, Shortening (Crisco/Spry), and Lard are still hotly debated. Aunt Pit wasn't afraid of any of them.



Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

©Roberta Tuller 2020
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