Pancakes that “Come back at ya”

By Rev. Chris Harris, Associate Rector

In a recent sermon, I mentioned how certain foods such as a family recipe can bring us back in the same way a song might — and trigger precious memories, even make loved ones feel present to us. I shared a story about how my Dad’s “scratch pancakes” had, shall we say, a unique flavor, that did that for me. (You can watch it here if you missed it.) After the service, several of you shared some of your family stories about food that did that for you, and a few even asked for my dad’s pancake recipe. So here it is:

1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup white flour
1 egg
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted butter (use bacon fat if you have it)
4 tablespoons baking soda
(A couple of folks suggested after the service that the source of the taste that ‘comes back at ya’ is likely the baking soda, so depending on your tolerance for an aftertaste you might try cutting back on it some. But then of course, you’d miss out on all the fun! 😊)


I’d love to hear your stories and for you to share YOUR family recipes. Email me at charris@christchurchcranbrook.org and we’ll post them here!

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