Sunday Brunch: The Best Silver Dollar Pancakes Ever Recipe

Sunday Brunch: The Best Silver Dollar Pancakes Ever Recipe


First we had the greatest waffle recipe ever, so why not follow it up with the best silver dollar pancake recipe ever, which I have adapted from The Breakfast Book by Marion Cunningham, perhaps the best cookbook ever written on the subject (order it here, and you should). Cunningham calls these babies Bridge Creek Heavenly Hots, and boy are they heavenly when you serve them hot (and heavenly is not a word I normally use). Heavenly because they are so light they practically levitate over the plate they're put on. Who knows, one of these pancakes might keep going and end up in heaven.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cake flour
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar


  1. 1.

    Put the eggs in a mixing bowl and stir until well blended.

  2. 2.

    Add the salt, baking soda, flour, sour cream, and sugar, and mix well. A blender works fine for this step.

  3. 3.

    Heat a griddle or frying pan until it is good and hot, film with grease, and drop spoonfuls of batter onto the griddle--just enough to spread to an approximately 2 1/2-inch round. When a few bubbles form on top of the pancakes, turn them over and cook briefly, no longer than 45 seconds.

  4. 4.

    Serve with warm butter and warm syrup. Try not to eat them all.