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Pancakes for 50 people
Cyndi Peterson
Hi Ellen - I'm volunteering to cook breakfast at a Ronald McDonald house in a day and a half. The pancake recipe I want to use makes 8-10 pancakes. I'd like to make 150 pancakes. I know the spices and the baking powder will be overwhelming if I just times it all by 15 (or 16 which is easier). Here is the recipe:
whisk 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon, ground ginger, and salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
a pinch of ground cloves.
In a separate bowl, stir together
1 cup milk
6 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons melted butter
and 1 egg
fold mixture into dry ingredients.

Can you help quickly please? Thanks!

However much you expand, you want about 1/2 teaspoon spice per 1/2 cup of flour. Other than that, two suggestions; they will be lighter if you separate the eggs and whip the whites up before folding them in; and many recipes with this balance of flour etc, use 2 eggs.

That recipe is about 4 people's worth, so you may need as little as 12 times the recipe. Multiply the baking powder, then use about 3/4 the amount.

By the way, a little grated orange peel would be lovely in this.
Thank you so much. That is very helpful!
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