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.
Pax Cakes

Pax Cakes
Presented at Palm Sunday church services to the congregation, these English pancakes are a break from Lenten fasting.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: British
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
  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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