3 large eggs
2 cups milk or buttermilk
1-2 T molasses or honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 t salt
1 T baking powder
2 cups flour
In either a blender or mixer, beat eggs until frothy. While mixing,
add milk, honey, oil, salt and baking powder.
In another mixing bowl, put the flour.
Stir the liquid into the flour with a wire whip. Don't overstir --
just until the lumps disappear. Let the batter sit for a few minutes
to thicken up.
Use a medium-size spoon to deposit a 3-4 inch across dollop on a
greased, medium-hot griddle or skillet.
Cook until bubbles cover the surface, then flip. Cook til the bottom
is a light tan.
A good variation is to include 1/2 cup corn meal and 1/2 cup cooked
corn kernels in the dry mix, also adding a wee bit more milk.
I've also added raisins, dried cherries, dried cranberries, and
even chocolate chips.
The only real topping, IMHO, is real butter and real maple syrup.
Although philistines and heretics have been known to use fruit,
sour cream and brown sugar, sugar syrup, and other sweetners.