Be sure to treat Dad today with a simple and scrumptious serving of old-school flapjacks!


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk, dairy
1 large egg
4 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more for skillet
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Warm milk in microwave or on top of stove until lukewarm. Whisk milk, egg, melted butter and the vanilla extract until combined. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. The pan is ready when you splatter a little water onto the pan surface, the water dances around the pan and eventually evaporates. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, pour milk mixture into the well and use a fork to stir until you no longer see clumps of flour. It is okay if the batter has small lumps, in fact you want that – it is important not to over-mix the batter. Lightly brush skillet with melted butter. Use a 1/4-cup measuring cup to spoon batter onto skillet. Gently spread the batter into a 4-inch circle. When edges look dry and bubbles start to appear and pop on the top surfaces of the pancake, turn over. This takes about 2 minutes. Once flipped, cook another 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked in the middle. Serve immediately with warm syrup, butter, whipped cream and/or berries. Makes 8 pancakes.

Ith do shàth!