Sweet Pancakes with Jelly

This is a recipe from my Swiss grandfather. He had a huge vineyard at his house where he also kept bees (the honeycomb honey was fantastic). So grape jelly was always the jelly we used on these pancakes, along with plenty of real butter. His nickname was “Oleo” because he refused to eat margarine. Actually, these are crepes rather than pancakes, but I'm going with Grandpa Roth's original recipe title.

Sweet Pancakes with Jelly


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups milk


  1. These are thin pancakes. Cook as for crepes.
  2. Serve with butter and grape jelly.

From Linda's Grandfather, Johannes Germann Roth, Muscatine, Iowa.

From the family recipe collection of Linda Jolly and Lisa Stephens.