Healthy eating: Buckwheat cakes

1 c. sifted flour

1/4 tsp. soda

1 Tbsp. sugar

2 c. sour milk or buttermilk

1 tsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. salt

1 egg, well beaten

2 Tbsp. melted butter or other shortening

Sift flour once; measure. Add baking powder, soda, salt and sugar; sift again. Combine egg and milk; add gradually to flour, beating only until smooth. Add shortening. Bake on hot, greased griddle. Makes 12 cakes. 

From Cowpokes Cowpies & Otherwise — Recipes of the West, by Elaine Gay. This historic cookbook has been reprinted and is available for purchase at the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

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