Rosa Parks, the famous black seamstress who refused to give up her seat to a white person on a Montgomery Bus back in 1955, passed away in 2005. Memorabilia, photos and personal papers were later found in her Detroit home. After a six-year debate, Rosa Parks' personal items were put up on the auction block at Guernsey's in New York City. Included in the memorabilia were: a postcard from Martin Luther King Jr., the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a handwritten recipe for peanut butter pancakes on the back of a Detroit National Bank deposit slip. Given that Rosa Parks was born and raised in Alabama, a peanut-growing state, it is no surprise that she added peanut butter to her pancakes. It is also no surprise that the recipe was written on the back of a bank slip, given that there were not the plethora of cookbooks sixty years ago that there are now. Here is the recipe for these mouthwatering pancakes.
Rosa Parks' Featherlite Pancakes
1 cup flour
2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1/3 cup peanut butter melted
1 tbsp shortening or oil
Combine with dry ingredients. Cook at 275 degrees Fahrenheit on griddle.
Note: Featherlite refers to a type of self-rising flour.
Note: For more information on Rosa Parks visit my post "On Rosa's Ride" at http://alinefromlinda.blogspot.ca/2011/12/on-rosas-ride.html.