If you don’t know the story of Fannie Farmer, you should, she is our kind of lady! She had a stroke at 16 and couldn’t continue her education so she stayed home and cooked for her family. She later went to the Boston Cooking School, then became its principal and wrote several cook books.This is her recipe for griddle cakes with some bananas, bacon, maple syrup and Killer Pecans to top them off, and the combination is a little mind blowing.
Makes 12 medium sized pancakes. Serves 4 to 6.
Fannie Farmer’s Griddlecake:
1 ½ cups flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
¾ teaspoon salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
¾ cup milk (or more)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
4 bananas, sliced
8 slices bacon, chopped, rendered until crisp, drained
1 ½ cup maple syrup, warm
1 cup Killer Pecans, chopped
- Mix together the dry ingredients.
- Add the beaten egg, melted butter and milk and stir vigorously, adding more milk, if necessary, to make the batter just thin enough to pour.
- Drop by spoonfuls on to a heated and greased griddle or frying pan using medium heat. When full of bubbles and the underside is browned, turn and brown the other side.
- Serve warm pancakes topped with sliced bananas, crispy bacon pieces, chopped Killer Pecans and maple syrup.