Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hoe Cakes

Tonight I made hoe cakes for the first time. My husband has been asking me to make them for the (in August) 13 years we've been married. The recipe came from his great grandmother in Philippi, WV. You serve the hoe cakes under roast or stew with gravy (didn't get a picture of that part).

Hoe Cakes
1 cup + 2 Tbsp yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup a.p. Flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp each of baking powder, baking soda, & salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten
4-5 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp oil

Mix together dry ingredients. In a small bowl combine wet ingredients. Make a well in the center of he dry ingredients and pour in liquids. Stir to form smooth batter. Drop scan 1/4 cup batter onto hot greased griddle. Flip after bubbles appear and brown other side. Serve under roast or stew with gravy.

Can also be served for breakfast with butter & syrup.

Cooked cakes can be frozen.


  1. These turned out nice a round....perfectly golden! I like the ideas of using them under a stew or roast...almost like chicken and waffles :)

  2. never had chicken & waffles, but it always intrigued me. Will have to try next time I'm in the south. :)


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