Recipes

Flannel Cakes From The American Woman’s Cook Book Edited by Ruth Berolzhiemer


One of the EIC’s joys is collecting old and well used cook books. The latest addition to the collection is The American Woman’s Cook Book (1947) edited by Ruth Berolzhiemer. It is a great book with lots of interesting recipes including a whole section on cooking at altitude. It’s obvious when you find out, but the temperature of boiling water is lower at higher altitudes, and baking times also change. I never really thought about it.

Amongst the recipes there is a whole raft of recipes for pancakes and the one we tried called Flannel cakes looks to be a real winner!

Flannel Cakes

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted shortening (we used butter)

Sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Beat egg yolks and add milk and shortening (butter). Beat in flour mixture with rotary beater. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Bake on hot griddle(must get a griddle 🙂 ), turning to brown both sides. Makes 24.

EIC says these light and fluffy pancakes are going to become a real favourite.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Flannel Cakes From The American Woman’s Cook Book Edited by Ruth Berolzhiemer

  1. thanks for the recipe. Will definitely try it. I have a griddle that maybe you might like to inherit. Was Nanas. Does make excellent piklets for those who still do!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s