Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pancakes for Supper…Fat Tuesday


Sometimes breakfast is just the right thing for supper…that’s supper, not to be confused with dinner. Supper is what brings a family together around a table. And there is no better time to have pancakes for supper than on Fat Tuesday.


Fat Tuesday gets its name from the tradition of Christians eating all the rich food they intended to give up on the last day before the Lenten season began. It represented one last day of epicurean pleasure before fasting. Pancakes, traditionally, were a good way to use up all those rich foods—flour, sugar, eggs. Personally, I don’t need an excuse to eat pancakes—I love them. Homemade ones are, however, a little trouble and I find the frozen ones rubbery at best. This recipe will keep in the refrigerator for up to ten days…if it lasts that long. It’s a great recipe to have on hand for weekends with guests or for kids who get up at all different hours--just leave the griddle out for do- it- yourself pancakes!

Room Service Pancakes

6 eggs

4 cups buttermilk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 cup half and half

1 package dry yeast

4 cups flour

2 tablespoons baking powder

2 tablespoons baking soda

2 tablespoons sugar or honey

1 teaspoon salt

Beat eggs. Add buttermilk, oil, and cream. Sift dry ingredients together and add to liquids. Stir thoroughly. Refrigerate overnight before using. This is a light moist pancake with just a hint of yeast flavor. It makes about 3/4 gallon of batter.


  1. We love pancakes at our house too. My buttermilk recipe is good but I am glad to have one that will last a week in the fridge. I haven't used yeast in a pancake recipe and can imagine how light they must be. Thanks for sharing!

  2. mmmm...yum!
    i love pancakes...and waffles :)
    let's break open the syrup and have a grand meal!

  3. MMMMM...this is a favorite of my kids-or as my youngest would say "Pancakes RULE!"
    xoxo Pattie

  4. Susan,I love breakfast for supper. One of my favorite meals. I'll have to try your pancake recipe. Thanks for sharing it. laurie

  5. Yummy! I am making pancakes for supper too. I just may have to use your recipe. Thank you for sharing. :)

  6. Oh, yummy, yummy, yummy, I love pancakes! I use a recipe from Martha Stewart's 101 recipe file but I think I'll try yours and maybe add bananas and/or blueberries!

    Thanks, Bonnie

  7. O...I've made a lot of pancakes but have never used yeast...I must try these...thanks so much.

  8. My kids used to love breakfast for supper...it was always a treat when Daddy was away!! I love this recipe because they can grab it and pour!! And the amount is great for guests at the Lakehouse. Thanks, Susan!


  9. I love pancakes for dinner it is such a nice treat from the regular supper menu and I can't wait to try your recipe. Always looking for something new. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I love breakfast for dinner and pancakes especially! Thank you for the recipe! Enjoy your night!

  11. Those look soooo good! I love the way you refer to "supper". That's all I knew when I grew up. We had breakfast, dinner, and supper, and we always sat at the table. Times gone by!

  12. I use to have breakfast for dinner once in a while in my "other life". Then this "certain person" decided I need to get the cholesterol out of my diet. Would love to have breakfast for dinner tonight - not pancakes, but scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage and toast with smear of butter and strawberry jam.
    I can dream I guess!

  13. That's one scrumptious stack of cakes, Susan. I would like to dive right into that tasty treat.

  14. I'm thrilled to get a recipe for pancakes that can be kept for more than a day. The picture, unfortunately, has made me very hungry. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  15. That photo just drew me right in.... love having breakfast items for supper!!

  16. This recipe sounds delicious. Never heard of putting yeast in pancakes. I will have to try these sometime...Kim

  17. My new stove has a built in griddle in the center. I will have to make this up to keep in the fridge.

  18. I will take Fat Tuesday any day of the week! Those pancakes made my mouth water!!~ Mardi Gras looks like so much fun!!~

  19. this is a very special pancake! yeast...i must try..looks extrememly delicious and light...tq so much for sharing! ^^

  20. Oh Yummmm!!!! I love 'em smathered in butter and syrup.

  21. We use to ALWAYS have pancakes for supper on Wednesday evenings until about a year ago. The kids were getting tired of it! I wasn't! It's a great easy meal to put together since we need to be at church and I teach a girls class and it's not a real filling meal, etc.

    They look delicious and you're tempting me to make them tonight!!

  22. MMMM.....I'll be saving the recipe! Sounds delish.

    Warm blessings,

  23. Yummm love pancakes :o) any time too...

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (yay! a few days off from work, so am catching up a little on my blog reads... I have housework organizing and drawing orders to get to too :o)

    (also thank you so much for stopping by! Please come back any time!)
    My hubby is from Hawaii, so this version of Somewhere over the Rainbow by Izzy is one we listen too often...)

  24. Yum, they look delicious! Great way to celebrate Shrove Tues.

  25. Hi Susan, I love pancakes and these look so wonderful. My mouth is watering!!

    Barb ♥

  26. We had them Mon, blueberry ones for bfast..the kids were here..dh made them..delicious..
    Now we get Lent..stale bread and water, LOL!

  27. Forgot..thanks for the recipe..never made them with yeast before!

  28. Delicious, hope you had a wonderful day :-). Kathy.

  29. Gorgeous photo of your pancakes! We did not have pancakes for Fat Tuesday but we sure had them for tonight's dinner.

  30. Hi Susan,

    The pancakes look delicious ~ DH often makes them for breakfast for the family, on Sunday morning.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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