Pax Cakes
Cuisine: British
Author: Kitchens
Presented at Palm Sunday church services to the congregation, these English pancakes are a break from Lenten fasting.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Cup sour milk or buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons salad oil
  • 1/2 Cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 Cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 Cup white flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Beat the egg. Add and beat until smooth all the other ingredients.
  2. Grease heated skillet or griddle. (Electric skillets work well in classroom settings.)
  3. Pour batter from pitcher onto hot griddle in silver-dollar-sized dollops.
  4. Turn pax cakes when bubbles show.
  5. Fry on second side until brown.
  6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  7. Makes 55 to 60 pax cakes.
Variation: Use 1 cup white flour, instead of combining whole wheat flour, wheat germ, and white flour.
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