century griddle cakes

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

2 eggs

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.

Observations:

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

1tsp vanilla

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…..

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