Pancakes can be a quick, easy and appetizing way to feed a large group of people. Whether it's at a kids' camp or a weekend charity event, most people like pancakes and find them filling and appetizing. The recipe here makes 72 pancakes. If you estimate that most people will eat at least two pancakes, the recipe will feed approximately 36 people. If you are serving more than that, multiply the recipe ingredients accordingly.
Set up your serving area. Once you get started on your pancakes, they will cook quickly, so you'll want to be sure to have condiments and dishes available for everyone. Stack as many plates, forks and knives as necessary on a folding table. Also provide a large bottle of maple syrup and butter for people to put on their pancakes.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Put the bowl aside.
Beat the eggs in another bowl. Slowly beat in the buttermilk and milk, vanilla and melted margarine. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir with a whisk until just mixed and smooth.
Heat a skillet over medium heat and brush with vegetable oil. Use only a small amount of oil but reapply the oil when your skillet becomes dry as you cook the pancakes.
Pour 1/4 cup of batter on the oiled skillet for each pancake. Cook approximately two minutes until the bottom of the pancake is golden brown and bubbles form on the exposed side. Flip the pancakes over and cook an additional one to two minutes.
Remove the pancakes from the skillet and serve immediately.
Catherine Lovering has written about business, tax, careers and pets since 2006. Lovering holds a B.A. (political science), LL.B. (law) and LL.L. (civil law).