Saturday, December 20, 2014

Old Fashioned Griddle Cakes by Fannie Farmer

For years I have had an obsession with vintage recipes, or receipts as they were once called. One of my favorite recipes comes from the Boston School of Cooking Cook Book written by Fannie Merritt Farmer in 1900. Griddle Cakes. The recipe is similar to that of traditional pancakes but with a slight change in yet just different enough to be a nice switch to the breakfast menu.

These are fried in a bit of grease or butter or oil, giving them a crisp edge while the middle of the pancake is tender and moist. A must try for all pancake lovers!

Fannie Farmer is one of the first to use a standardized unit of measurement for her receipts and on top of that, she is also well known for her tips on cooking these classic griddle cakes. Especially the "turn only once when the surface is full of bubbles"....a perfect tip to make perfect griddle cakes every time!

Old Fashioned Griddle Cakes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tbsp. baking powder
1 large egg
2 cups whole milk
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Sift together dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and add egg and milk. Beat thoroughly. Add butter and vanilla. Stir until combined. Drop by spoonfuls on griddle greased with butter. When puffed and full of bubbles, turn. Cook until golden.

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