Buckwheat Griddle Cakes

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

La Cuisine Creole

La Cuisine Creole

By Lafcadio Hearn

Published 1885

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Method

Put three pints of warm water into a stone jar, add half a gill of baker's yeast, or an inch square of turnpike cake dissolved in a little warm water; add a heaping teaspoonful of salt, and half a small teaspoonful of saleratus. Have a pudding-stick, and gradually stir in enough buckwheat flour to make a nice batter; beat it perfectly smooth, then cover it and set it in a moderately warm place until morning. A large handful of cornmeal may be put with the flour, and it is by many persons considered an improvement. If the meal is added it will require an egg and a cup of milk.