Raised Buckwheat Pancakes
Place the yeast in a bowl and gradually add the milk, stirring to dissolve. Stir in the flour and salt until the mixture is smooth. Cover with a towel and let stand at room temperature overnight or for about 12 hours.
Stir in the molasses, baking soda, egg, and oil.
Heat a griddle until a drop of water sputters on the surface. Grease lightly with shortening.
Pour or spoon the mixture onto the griddle to make cakes about 2-1/2 inches in diameter. Cook until surface bubbles and the cakes are set and light brown on underside. Turn and brown the other side.