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The Cottage Pancakes

This recipe is a Shelton family favorite and an especial favorite of the family's patriarch, Bud Shelton. These cakes are substantial without being heavy.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tart apple, peeled, cored and grated


  1. Sift dry ingredients together.
  2. Whisk egg, sour cream and milk together and mix into dry ingredients. Stir in melted butter and fold in grated apple.
  3. Drop 1/4 cup of batter on moderately hot griddle and bake, turning when lightly browned.
  4. Serve with maple or fruit syrup, butter, sausages, bacon and fresh or curried fruit, coffee, tea and juice.