Plain Griddle Cakes

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Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk (scant)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon melted butter


Sift the dry ingredients. Beat the egg. Add the milk, and stir it in gradually to make a smooth batter. If not thin enough, use more milk.

Heat an iron griddle and grease it with a piece of fat. Pour the cakes on the griddle from the end of a large spoon. When the cakes are full of bubbles, turn with a broad knife, and brown the other side. Wipe griddle with a dry cloth and grease again after each baking. The egg may be omitted.

Larger quantity: 3 cups flour, tablespoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ cup sugar, 2 cups milk, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons melted butter.