Coast Cooking

Coast Cooking: Pancakes and sorghum

This blog entry is not so much about a pancake recipe as it is about the combination of perfectly cooked pancakes, locally made sorghum molasses and tabs of cold, local butter.

 The Irish recite a poem about colcannon, Japanese Haiku master Basho wrote about a cold melon, and I just don’t know why someone hasn’t written a poem about pancakes and sorghum molasses.

What could be better? Maybe biscuits and sorghum, but not much else.


2 cups flour

3 tablespoons sugar

1 pinch salt

2 tablespoons baking powder

2 eggs

1/4 cup butter

1 3/4 cups milk

Combine the dry ingredients. Melt the butter and combine with the eggs and milk, now combine the dry and wet ingredients. Let rest for 15 minutes or so. Pour a big spoon full at a time into a hot buttered skillet, turn when bubbles appear on the surface. Keep warm until ready to serve. Serve covered in good sorghum and don't forget more butter.