National Pancake Day!

The seventh of March is a very special day, National Pancake Day! Today, I am sharing my favorite pancake recipe which comes from the vintage Nancy Drew Cookbook. I grew up reading and loving all things Nancy Drew; perhaps that’s why I love working at the bed and breakfast. For a gluten-free option, visit Bob’s Red Mill online and purchase the gluten-free flour which you can use in place of regular flour. It is available at most grocery stores.

March feels like the perfect month to celebrate the existence of such a warm, fluffy amazing treat because the weather isn’t consistent and it can be pretty chilly. Pancakes are the perfect go-to! They can be had for any meal if you like, and the recipe I have here doesn’t take long to prepare.

For my fellow Nancy Drew enthusiasts, we love mysteries. Plan a one night or weekend getaway to the Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast and explore the mystery in history of the Spy House.

I hope you try these recipes and find them delicious! Enjoy!  


Nancy Drew’s Pancakes*


Pancakes on the Griddle for Breakfast!

½ cup milk

2 tbsp. melted butter

1 egg

1 cup flour

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tbsp. sugar

½ tsp. salt                                      



Whip the milk, butter and the egg lightly in a large bowl.

Sift all remaining ingredients together and add to the liquid mixture. Stir just enough to where the flour is damp. If necessary, add more milk to make the batter as thick as heavy cream.

Lightly grease griddle or skillet. Heat. Sprinkle a few drops of water on it. When the drops “dance” around, the pan is hot enough. Spoon the batter onto the pan. When bubbles start to form a cake, flip it over with a pancake turner.

Makes 8 cakes.


Clue to extra goodness:

Pour honey or maple syrup ½ inch deep into a skillet and let it simmer. As the cakes are baked, ease them into the skillet. Cook 15 seconds on each side. Serve with tablespoon of melted butter or margarine poured on top.



Written by Kalli Edminsten 

Steve and Kara Grant

Downtown Historic Bed and 

Breakfasts of Albuquerque

Your Albuquerque New Mexico 

Bed and Breakfasts Hosts 



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