I have a “Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook” that belonged to my great aunt. It is no longer ‘new’, but is probably now considered an antique since it was published in 1953.
A recipe that we use from this book every week for our breakfast is “Favorite Griddle Cakes”. They are simple to make because they contain few ingredients, and they are yummy and filling.
Favorite Griddle Cakes
Fagan Family Farm
2-1/2 cups of flour
2 tablespoons of baking powder
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
2 beaten eggs
2 cups of farm fresh milk
4 tablespoons oil
Whisk flour with baking powder, sugar and salt. Combine eggs, milk and oil. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just till flour is moistened. Batter will be lumpy. Bake on ungreased griddle.
Our family enjoys adding blueberries or chocolate chips to the batter.
My old cookbook suggests adding 1/2 cup drained, crushed pineapple to batter and serve with butter and strained honey. We haven’t tried this because we have a few kids who are not big fans of pineapple, but you might like it.
These griddle cakes are best served with a big glass of ice cold creamy Jersey milk!