10/27/08

Pumpkin Griddle Cakes

Next weekend is Halloween! Perfect time for some pumpkin recipes, don't you think!? Earlier this week I was lucky enough to buy a Shaker recipe book with 200 years worth of wonderful recipes. Not too many for pumpkins but this pumpkin griddle cake recipe sure sounds delicious! However I had already had an egg and three pieces of turkey bacon when I saw it. Perhaps for tomorrows breakfast? A Sunday morning with pumpkin pancakes or 'griddle cakes' sounds divine!



Pumpkin Griddle Cakes

1/2 c corn meal
1 c boiling water
1/4 c pumpkin pulp (real pumpkin, not pie filling)
Not quite 1 cup of scalded and cooled milk
1 c flour
2 t baking powder
3/4 t salt
1 1/2 t sugar
1 t allspice
1 egg, beaten

Combine corn meal and water and let stand 5 minutes. Add pumpkin and cooled milk and stir until smooth. Sift rest of dry ingredients together and add to first mixture. Beat egg and stir in. Mix all well. Drop batter by large tablespoonfuls onto a well greased hot griddle. Flip when tiny bubbles erupt all over. When golden and crisp serve with maple syrup.
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