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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Easy Old-Time Flapjacks Recipe


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Easy Old-Time Flapjacks Recipe - (Breads, Rolls)


1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon shortening
1/2 cup milk or water
Lard or shortening for frying


Combine all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix well. Pour the dough on a well-floured surface. Roll or pat into 3/8 to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut the dough into irregular-shaped squares, 2-3 inches long, and make slits in the middle of the squares. Heat some lard in the frying pan to fry your flapjacks. Fry 2 or 3 flapjacks at a time. Cook the flapjacks for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Place the flapjacks on a paper towel briefly to drain.

Thoughts On Easy Old-Time Flapjacks Recipe:

Serve your flapjacks with butter, syrup, jelly, or honey. This was an old-time, or "pioneer" recipe. Flapjacks were usually made when there was little food in the home. The slits in the flapjacks help them to fry evenly. When I was a child I always enjoyed breakfast time with my mother when she made flapjacks. She never called them flapjacks. They were always called pancakes and most of the time they came from a box mix. This recipe is very authentic and what "old-timers" would mix as a recipe. My favorite topping was syrup.

My second daughter was dating a nice young man in the past and we decided to eat at Denny's Restaurant with my daughter and her boyfriend. We ordered "pancakes" to eat on that occasion. I watched my daughter's boyfriend prepare his food before eating. He took his spoon and began to cut a hole in the middle of the pancakes. I asked him what he was doing. He said, "Just watch." After he cut the hole in the middle of the pancakes he filled the hole with syrup until it ran over top and onto the plate. He said he was making a crater for the syrup like you do when for mashed potatoes and gravy. It's like a gravy crater in mashed potatoes but it's a syrup crater. It made sense to me and I have been doing that since.

More Information On Flapjacks:

In the United Kingdom flapjacks are different from pancakes. Flapjacks in the UK are cooked differently too. When did the slit in flapjacks become incorporated into the cooking process? Do you want to learn how to make "British" flapjacks? You can learn more about the history of pancakes and flapjacks by visiting the Allrecipes website.

Some Questions For You:

Have you tried this old-time recipe? What is your favorite topping to put on flapjacks or pancakes? Have you tried peanut butter on your flapjacks? It is a favorite topping that my daughters use. Did you see my last recipe? It is called Needle In A Haystack No-Bake Cookies Recipe and it's a great no-bake cookie recipe to make.

My Thoughts For Today:


My grandfather is famous in our family for making banana bread. He likes to let his bananas turn black so his bananas are sweet for his bread. If you visit his house and open his refrigerator freezer, you will likely find frozen black bananas. He is 94 years old and still loves making banana bread. I've heard my grandfather remark on other people's banana bread and insist that his bread is better and sweeter. My grandfather is a funny person. I would like to get my grandfather's recipe for banana bread and share it with you. I will see what I can do.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Needle In A Haystack No-Bake Cookies Recipe


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Needle In A Haystack No-Bake Cookies Recipe - (Cookies)


1 pound White Chocolate
2 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
1 cup broken stick pretzels (or pretzel looking pretzels)
1 cup peanuts (salted)


Break the white chocolate into pieces and melt in a double broiler. After the chocolate is melted, remove it from the heat and throw in: chunky peanut butter, pretzels, and the peanuts. Now stir it good like a crazy person and spread it on 2 sheets of wax paper to dry. After the stuff is dry, break it all into pieces.

Thoughts On Needle In A Haystack No-Bake Cookies:

After you make these cookies it will be like finding a needle in a haystack because everyone will eat them. They will be gone! If you are looking for a quick no-bake cookie recipe to make, this one is it. Just a short time and you will have a batch whipped up and ready to go. You won't be asked how long they took to make because people will be too busy chewing and grabbing more. I just love this recipe and you will too. Remember to save some for yourself!

More Information On These No-Bakes:

It was the time of the Great Depression and bakers needed to bake things with few ingredients because times were hard. The no-bake cookie was born out of good ole "have to" because lack of monies. You can learn more about no-bake cookies at Bite From The Past.

A Few Questions For You:

Do you like no-bake cookies? If you like no-bake cookies, what kind are your favorite? Have you tried these haystack cookies? If you haven't tried them, you get your no-baking stuff out and give this a whirl. You can thank me later! Did you notice my last recipe? If you missed it here it is: It is called Taco Pie Recipe and you better get your napkin ready because you're gonna be on it like a cat on a junebug!

My Ponderings For Today:

Zoe's Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

This past weekend was Memorial Day weekend and my youngest daughter made her famous Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. I know right! Isn't that picture wonderful? Beleive me when I say, the cookie tastes awesome! They literally disappear. I am trying to get my daughter to share her recipe. I am of the firm belief that recipes should be shared. I will never understand keeping recipes secret. Convince me otherwise if you can. Why do people keep recipes secret? Help me.

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