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.
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