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Sour-Milk Griddle Cakes

Very delicious griddle cakes may be made by using sour milk and soda for the liquid and leavening instead of sweet milk and baking powder. Besides being particularly appetising, such cakes serve to use up left-over milk that may have soured. There is very little difference between the ingredients for this recipe and one calling for sweet milk, except that sour milk, which is a trifle thicker in consistency than sweet milk, requires less flour to thicken the mixture.

Sufficient to serve six.


  • 2 1/2 cupfuls flour
  • 1/2 teaspoonful salt
  • 2 tablespoonfuls sugar
  • 1 teaspoonful soda
  • 2 cupfuls sour milk (not thick)
  • 1 egg


Mix and sift the flour, salt, sugar, and soda. Add to these the sour milk and the egg well beaten. If the milk is thick, the quantity should be increased accordingly. Beat the mixture thoroughly and bake at once on a hot griddle.


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Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Volume 1.

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