Griddle Cakes

Without sugar, for contrast.

I’d even go so far as to suggest putting chopped-up bacon in these to create a starker contrast to the sweetness of syrup.

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From the notebook of J.L. from Avon Lake, Ohio. Dated 1915.
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Griddle Cakes


1 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking powder
[Repeated; omit the second 1/2 t. salt]
1 c. sour milk
2 t. melted butter


Pour sour milk in bowl and add soda. Add the liquid to the flour a little at a time. Beat well and add melted butter.

Add a little fat to the griddle and drop batter by spoonfuls on the hot griddle.

Sweet milk may be used with one teaspoon of baking powder.

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