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The Cottage Pancakes

The Cottage Pancakes 10.000

Jahi Chikwendiu

Oct 3, 2007

These pancakes are substantial without being heavy and have a slight crunch. They are a favorite among the Shelton family of the Rural Ridge Orchard in Albemarle County and would be a nice "bed and breakfast" touch for guests.

Serve with maple or fruit syrup, butter, sausage or bacon and fresh or curried fruit.

Servings: 10 - 12

Yield: Makes 4-inch pancakes

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream (do not use nonfat)
  • 1 cup whole or low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored and coarsely grated


Warm plates in a 200-degree oven, if desired.

Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Whisk together the egg, sour cream and milk in a measuring cup in a bowl. Add the dry ingredients, stirring to combine, then add the melted butter. Gently fold in the grated apple.

Lightly grease a nonstick griddle or large skillet with nonstick cooking oil spray and heat over medium heat. Working in batches, drop 1/4 cup of the batter for each pancake and cook for about 3 minutes, until the pancakes start to brown on the bottom and bubble around the edges; then use a wide spatula to turn over them and cook for about 1 minute. Transfer to a warmed plate, if using, and serve immediately.

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Adapted from the Vintage Virginia Apples Web site.

Tested by Stephanie Witt Sedgwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per pancake (based on 12) : 87

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 3g 5%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 25mg 8%

Sodium: 214mg 9%

Total Carbohydrates: 12g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 2g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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