Century Griddle Cakes
Recipe submitted by Mrs. Chester Wenger, Fentress Va.
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp melted butter
3 Tbsp sugar
1 cup sweet milk
Measure and sift dry ingredients together.
Beat eggs until light and add milk. Add dry ingredients to milk and eggs. Beat thoroughly. Add melted shortening.
Bake on a hot griddle.
Makes about 8 medium-sized cakes.
Blueberries…..yay! So obviously I added some blueberries to these griddle cake…..I guess it would have been better to make them plain first to get a baseline taste test in….oh well! They were very good!
I surprised my boyfriend with them, and then grilled him for thoughts and criticisms. He thought they tasted really good but were too thick. If you like a thinner, flatter griddle cake, I recommend adding a bit more milk, probably about 1/4 cup. Also, I left the batter sit for a few minutes and it really thickened up. Try to make them asap. They did seem a little more “cakey” then other griddle cakes I have made. I thought the flavor was really good will make them again…….and when I do, I will use the syrup recipe that went along with them…..the one that I totally missed because it was on the next page…….
Here it is:
Syrup for Griddle Cakes
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
Cook water and sugar together until slightly thickened.
Remove from heat and add vanilla.
We had our griddle cakes with butter and maple syrup…….dreamy…..