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Buttermilk Griddle Cakes

Buttermilk Griddle Cakes recipe

This belly-filling breakfast recipe was a family favorite for actor Gary Cooper. Food blogger Tori Avey shares Cooper's connection with this recipe in a full post on The History Kitchen blog.



  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup sweet cream
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 2 tbsp cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • Butter and maple syrup for topping


  1. Mix ingredients in order given (excluding topping butter and maple syrup). Drop by spoonfuls on a greased hot griddle.
  2. Cook on one side and when puffed, full of bubbles and well cooked on edges, turn and cook on other side. Serve with butter and maple syrup.


You will also need: mixing bowls, frying pan or griddle, spatula