Measure dry ingredients into a sifter. Sift all dry together into mixing bowl. Can add more or less sugar depending on taste at this point.
Measure out milk, add the egg and beat just until mixed. Melt butter (or margarine) and stir into milk/egg mix. Add the vanilla extract 1 to 2 teaspoons, more or less to taste.
Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry and stir until moistened. Some lumps will remain. Do Not over mix or the pancakes will come out thin and tough.
Pour batter by approximately 1/4 cups onto medium hot griddle/skillet and cook until edges begin to dry and center is bubbly. Flip cakes and cook 1 - 2 minutes longer. Butter and warm syrup or jelly to serve. Yummy.
This batch yields approximately 12 - 16 pancakes about 3 to 4 inches in size. Recipe can be doubled.