This recipe comes from my favorite cookbook, Passion for Good Food and Lively Kitchens, by my friend Lisa Maloney. Unfortunately it's not published. She put a collection of her favorite recipes together for friends and family and bound them together for a Christmas gift years ago. Our copy is well-work and used almost weekly.
One of our favorite recipes is this one:
1 1/4 c all purpose flour
2 1/2 t baking powder
2 T sugar
3/4 t salt
2 T melted butter
Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, beat egg, add milk and melted butter. Add wet ingredients to the dry, whisk gently. Mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix.
Heat griddle. Cook over medium heat until bubbles form and stay open, then flip and cook until golden brown.
Variation: Add 2 T wheat germ to the dry ingredients. Add a smidge more milk to the batter, as needed, after mixing. The wheat germ will thicken the batter quite a bit. I usually add 2 -3 T more milk.