In some churches small buns called Pax cakes (symbolic of peace and goodwill) are given to the congregation as they leave after a Palm Sunday service.
Presented at Palm Sunday church services to the congregation, these English pancakes are a break from Lenten fasting.
Author: Epicurus.com Kitchens
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 55 to 60
- 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
- Beat the egg. Add and beat until smooth all the other ingredients.
- Grease heated skillet or griddle. (Electric skillets work well in classroom settings.)
- Pour batter from pitcher onto hot griddle in silver-dollar-sized dollops.
- Turn pax cakes when bubbles show.
- Fry on second side until brown.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon/sugar mixture.
- Makes 55 to 60 pax cakes.
Variation: Use 1 cup white flour, instead of combining whole wheat flour, wheat germ, and white flour.