Old-Fashioned Flannel Cakes

Cooking with Anatole, The Chicago Times

May 1, 2021

This morning mon ami, we cook one of the breakfasts favoris for a sunny Saturday morning: Old-Fashioned Flannel Cakes.  This recette comes from Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking published by the Yorkraft, Inc. 

Mon ami, let us prepare by gathering the following ingrédients:

    2 cup flour

    2 cup milk

    1 tablespoon baking powder

    2 eggs, separated

    1 teaspoon salt

    2 tablespoon melted butter

For the best results follow these directions:

  • Sift together in a bowl the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Beat the egg yolks and add the milk.
  • Pour milk mixture slowly into the dry ingredients and beat to a smooth batter.
  • Add the melted butter then fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites.
  • Bake on hot griddle.

Anatole’s Critique:

Par excellence, mon ami! Anatole found the cakes délicieux especially topped with beurre and maple syrup.  Hélas magnifique! Anatole dit au revoir.