Special Pancakes (Batter Cakes)

13 mins (prep 10, cooking 3)
8 ingredients
14 servings
These are the best of the best in old-fashioned pancakes. (Thank you, Halifax Liz for letting me know that your grandmother was making these in Northern Ireland 70 years ago.) It's no wonder a recipe like this has such staying power, they're super easy & make use of on-hand ingredients. The secret to their firm but fluffy texture is using tiny cubes of white bread to support the batter. But you'll never know they're in there! I've been making this recipe for about 10 years now & I like to serve these pancakes with jams, maple syrup & my homemade syrup from Verry Berry French Toast. I also usually double the recipe if there is more than just the 3 of us eating. The recipe was found in "Pancakes A to Z", one of the three books in my favorite cookbook series by Marie Simmons and there titled "Rux's Family's Favorite Pancakes". My family simply dubbed them "Special Pancakes" and even though it doesn't take a special day to make them, they make ANY day feel special.

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Serving Size (17.12 g)
Servings 14
Amount per Serving
Calories 86.33 Calories from Fat 53.37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.93g 127.8%
Saturated Fat 2.56g 179.37%
Trans Fat 0.19g %
Cholesterol 13.52mg 63.1%
Sodium 112.71mg 65.74%
Total Carbohydrate 6.05g 28.23%
Dietary Fiber 0.06 g 3.43%
Sugars 4.21 g %
Protein 2.47g 69.2%
Vitamin A 116.9IU% Vitamin C 0.37mg%
Calcium 106.43mg% Iron 0.18mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
firm white bread, large eggs