Mrs. Manning’s Pancake Recipe
I love a good homemade pancake mix recipe, so one that boasts itself to be “The Perfect Blend” has my attention. This pancake mix is a blend of whole wheat flour, oatmeal flour, cornmeal and buckwheat flour as the base. If you are going to try this recipe, you may want to consider scaling it down. The recipe as written has 14 cups of various flours. Consider cutting the mix in half or by one fourth to test it out.
One thing to consider is this homemade pancake mix recipe is from the WWI era when there were crazy conservation measures on certain ingredients in an effort to send soldiers what they needed. So, if this recipe doesn’t meet up to what you deem as “The Perfect Blend”, remember that these ladies were doing their part to make great food in a world where certain ingredients were not easily obtained.
Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe
The has been called “The Perfect Blend” because it has never failed in producing good cakes. The secret of success with substitute flour is thoroughly mixing before liquid is added. Mix thoroughly in a dishpan with the hands 4 cups each of whole wheat flour, oatmeal flour and cornmeal, 2 cups buckwheat flour, 2 tablespoonfuls of salt, 1 teaspoonful of soda, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup baking powder, I use Calumet. Use as you do any other pancake flour, adding water or milk and water, to make batter, 1 cupful of pancake flour to 2 cupfuls of liquid. The rest of the flour is ready for future use. Very truly,
Mrs. A. E. Manning, 850 North 36th St. – Lincoln Journal Star – 17 May 1918