Wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen. - Unknown
Today was my children's first official day off school. So, as a special way to kick of the summer months, I made a common southern breakfast....Hoe Cakes, Johnny Cakes or simply Cornmeal Pancakes. They say that these were George Washington's favourite breakfast food. They are so delicious...I hope that you would give them a try. And most importantly... the only noise I heard from my children this morning was....mmm.... and.... these are so nice....
I think we are off to a good begining of summer....
makes 15, 5-inch pancakes
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups cornmeal
6 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups buttermilk*
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup oil
1. Put all the dry ingredients to a large bowl. Whisk.
2. Into another smaller bowl, add all the wet ingredients. Whisk.
3. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined.
4. Fry on a lightly oiled skillet or hot top.