Sunday, December 06, 2009

Depression Era Griddle Cakes

One more recipe from The Calumet Book of Oven Triumphs.

These were nice, not terribly fluffy if that's your expectation of pancakes. I folded in cut up banana and mini chocolate chips at the last because that's how my family likes them.

You Will Need:

1 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg, well beaten
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter (let it cool a bit before using)

Heat griddle. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Beat together egg and milk and mix into flour beating only until smooth. Add cooled shortening and mix . Bake on a hot, greased griddle. Makes 12-15 according to the directions-I got eight medium sized cakes. I think the huge pancakes we see today would have been odd in the 30's.

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