Monday, February 20, 2017

Gluten-Free Hoe Cakes #FoodieReads


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
They loved, several years ago, when Jake brought in the garden hoe to show them where the person would have cooked the cake. 


Hoe Cake Breakfast v.2011
On the Page...
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

  • 1 C gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 C corn flour
  • 1/2 C ground almonds
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 T organic powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 C organic heavy cream
  • 1/2 C organic milk
  • 1 T freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 C butter, melted


Procedure
Put all of the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add wet ingredients and stir till just combined. Let batter rest while you heat your griddle/pan. Swab the griddle/pan with butter. Place tablespoons of the batter on your griddle/pan and cook till bubbles begin to form. Flip and cook till golden brown. Serve with butter and jam.


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Here's what everyone else read in February 2017: here.

1 comment:

  1. Fun post....I'm sorry you didn't know about our President's Day event but am glad you joined the group now.

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