In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar twice. This is very important in making these pancakes light. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg, melted butter and extract. mix until smooth.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.