* 2 cups cake flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 cup milk
* 1/4 cup shortening, melted
* red food coloring (optional)
Measure sifted flour into sifter, add baking powder, salt and sugar.
Beat eggs in bowl. Add milk and blend. Sift dry ingredients into mixture gradually.
Add melted shortening. Beat with mixer. Add a few drops of red food coloring, if using, until batter is desired color (pink or red).
Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Use a pan with a nonstick surface or apply nonstick spray.
Pour the batter by spoonfuls into the skillet, in 6 inch circles.
When the edges start to crisp, flip the pancakes. The cooked side should be golden brown.
Cook pancakes on the other side for same amount of time, until golden brown.
Serve with butter and strawberry syrup.