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George Washington's Corn Cakes

George Washington's Corn Cakes

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Did you know that the first President of the United States, George Washington, began his morning routine with a breakfast that included the most incredible corn cakes? We decided to recreate his morning favorite, so you can make them for your family. George Washington's Corn Cakes feature the perfect combo of savory and sweet.


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George Washington's Corn Cakes

Serves: 4

What You'll Need:

  • 2 cups yellow self-rising cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil plus extra for cooking
  • Honey for garnish
  • Melted butter for garnish

What To Do:

  1. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, baking powder, and salt; mix well. Stir in eggs, buttermilk, water, and 2 tablespoons oil until combined.
  2. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Heat 1 tablespoon oil, then pour 1/8 cup batter per pancake on griddle. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until bubbles start to form on top of each pancake. Flip pancakes and cook 1 more minute, or until golden.
  3. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil as needed. Drizzle with honey and butter before serving.

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