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JHOP: JoJo’s House of Pankcakes

My dear daughter “JoJo” is adorable. As most all mothers think the same way about their baby girl(s). She is the oldest of our twins, by 5 AND A HALF HOURS {but that’s another story for another day}. She’s the most loving and giving child I know.

To illustrate my point, last Christmas she was 9 years old and was given close to $50 on one particular trip to a family get-together. On the way home we stopped by a small family grocery store in my husband’s hometown. Outside was one of those bell-ringers – of which I have a mild to moderate eeerk reaction to for reasons unknown. Before dad or I knew what was happening she had her whole wad of money out shoving it in that little red bucket slot. All we could do was stand there stupefied with mouths draped open and tears in our eyes. She looked at us, we just smiled through our tears and told her how proud we were of her. She went on like nothing happened.

She loves all animals, both small and large.
She loves all animals, both small and large.

She is a hard worker who loves playing softball, drawing, and all animals (including slugs), one day she wants to be a veterinarian, she remembers everyone (just like her daddy) although she may not know their name she does know them and will run and give them a hug {usually in the background you can hear as she runs to hug someone “Don’t jump on them!” in a mommy tone}, she has recently discovered a love for all things domestic – sewing and cooking especially. This is where the recipe comes in.

She enjoys baking/cooking for us, for others, and for get-togethers at church. She makes two dishes mainly, one is Apple Betty (which I’ll share later), and the other is vanilla pancakes. I taught her how to make my favorite recipe. I had to help her along maybe two times but after that she got the hang of it and is now a great pancake chef.

This recipe is one I found a while ago. I chose it because it used self-rising flour which I much prefer to having to measure out other stuff to mix with the AP flour. It’s a great recipe and the pancakes can stand alone without syrup – they taste that good. A little sweet, but good. This recipe also gave me some tips that really helped my pancake cooking skills!

Without further ado, I dub these JoJo’s Pancakes (but you can find the original recipe here).

JOJO’S VANILLA PANCAKES – PRINTABLE JOJOS VANILLA PANCAKES RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups self rising flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg

DIRECTIONS

Beat egg until frothy.

Add milk and butter (careful to add butter slowly so as not to cook the egg).

Mix well.

Add sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Mix well.

Add flour and mix until smooth.

Add a little water if it is too thick. Mixture should just barely pour out of a spoon.

Heat a heavy cast iron griddle or skillet over medium low burner.

Wipe with butter and a paper towel just enough to grease the surface lightly.

When heat is correct a small drop of water will just bounce and break in to smaller drops.

Pour batter 1/4 cup at a time for each pancake.

Turn when top begins to bubble slightly.

Second side cooks quicker so keep an eye on them.

Repeat until out of batter, remember to wipe the griddle with butter between each batch.

 

ABOUT CORNBREAD MAMA

Living on a small family farm in the Southeast Cornbread Mama enjoys sharing about her life. Between being the wife of a cowboy, homeschooling mom to boy/girl twins, artist, and Christ-follower praying for a simple life in this crazy world Cornbread Mama finds comfort in writing about her family adventures here on the farm surrounded by 18 cows and calves, 2 donkeys, 3 dogs, and 9 chickens. So pull up a rocker and sit a spell.

4 Comments

  1. Sounds great. I need to get my boys to cook. They are quick to critique my meals but they certainly don’t add to the dinner table. They will love vanilla pancakes. Thanks Jo Jo for us!

    • Yes, I even had my little boy in the kitchen two days ago helping. He said, “If you’ll make them I’ll cook them.” and I quickly agreed! 🙂 Their future spouses will thank us {I hope}

  2. Sounds great. I need to get my boys to cook. They are quick to critique my meals but they certainly don’t add to the dinner table. They will love vanilla pancakes. Thanks Jo Jo for us!

    • Yes, I even had my little boy in the kitchen two days ago helping. He said, “If you’ll make them I’ll cook them.” and I quickly agreed! 🙂 Their future spouses will thank us {I hope}

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