We added the tradition of making hoe cakes on Presidents' Day to our culinary repertoire several years ago when the boys read George Washington's Breakfast by Jean Fritz.* I love connecting history or a story to what we're eating; the boys seem to enjoy it, too.
This year, we couldn't find the book. I don't know if it's still packed or if we donated it to the school. But they still remember the story.
|Our Hoe Cake Breakfasts Through the Years|
|Hoe Cake Breakfast v.2011|
George Washington Allen knows a lot about his namesake - from the names of his dogs to the size of his shoes. But he doesn't know what George Washington ate for breakfast. He is determined to find out...and his grandmother promises to make the dish if he figures it out.
On the Plate...
This is the first year that I made my hoe cakes gluten-free. Or, at least, it's the first time I'm documenting that I made them gluten-free.
Ingredients makes approximately 2 dozen small hoe cakes
Here's what everyone else read in February 2017: here.