Colonial Corn Cakes

Last week for Activity Days Emma’s group talked about President George Washington.  They made “hoe cakes” to get a taste of breakfast from colonial times.  Apparently Mr. Washington’s favorite breakfast was these hoe cakes with honey and butter on them.  Emma made them for us on Saturday, and woke up early today so she would have time to help making them again. A big hit at our house, they’re sort of like corn based crepes. I’m planning to keep this recipe handy because it’s a good one for using with ingredients I have in my food storage too.

Hoe Cakes

1 Cup cornmeal

1 Cup flour

1/2 tsp. salt

2 cups hot milk

4 Tbsp. honey

2 beaten eggs

Mix together the cornmeal, flour, and salt. Heat the milk until it just begins to boil (steam appears). Pour it in the dry misture. Add the honey and eggs. Stir just until the ingredients are wet. Spoon batter onto a hot, oiled griddle. Turn to brown both sides. We topped ours with butter, honey or maple syrup. So yummy!

1 Comment

  1. Auntie Lauralee
    Feb 23, 2009

    Now I know what I’m having for supper tonight!