Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Good Old Days

What a good breakfast, WOW! Hand squeezed orange juice, Home made sausage, and a 90 year old recipe called, Grandma's Corn Meal Griddlecakes. I research old cook books to keep alive recipes that were cooked in or on cast iron. This 45 year old Wyoming cook book is great for that. A book of this age, and a recipe called Grandma,s, well you do the math. This one was given by, Pearl Spencer, Big Piney, Wyoming. I hope you love it to.

Grandma's Corn Meal Griddlecakes

1 1/3 cup yellow corn meal
1 1/2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon soda dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg beaten
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon melted shortening
2/3 cup flour

Scaled corm meal with boiling water. Cover bowl and let set 10 minutes. Add sugar, salt, shortening, milk, egg, dissolved soda and flour. Mix well.....That is the recipe. No mention of how to cook it, but we all can figure that out. I cook right on the bottom of my 14" oven, it was handiest. Use lots of charcoal or on your gas camp stove. More to come as I find the worthy ones. I got 10 5" cakes out of this.

1 comment:

  1. These look really tasty. Can't wait to give 'em a try. Camped up at Howard Prarie this last weekend. Snowed on us all weekend, but didn't keep the pots from heating up. Did pots of beef ribs, pork ribs and jumbalaya with sausage and morels. Doesn't get any better.