Earlier this year (during our last school year), for the state of Rhode Island, the 13th State to join the Union, the girls read R is for Rhode Island Red: A Rhode Island Alphabet and then completed their Notebook Pages.
by Twinkle Toes (L) and Chiquita (R)
“Pilgrim women were the first to make a Rhode Island dish called johnnycakes, which are fried cornmeal cakes, something like pancakes. They were originally called “journey cakes” because they were small and easily portable.”
We used a recipe from Felicity’s Cookbook: A Peek at Dining in the Past with Meals you can Cook Today. The girls had just completed a Felicity Lap Book after all!
Look up and see Independent Man
standing way up high,
watching over all Rhode Island
with clear and trusty eye.“
adapted from Felicity’s Cookbook
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- Butter to grease skillet
- Favorite syrup
- Bring the water and the butter to a boil.
- While that happens mix the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Pour the boiling water and butter into the mixing bowl. Add the milk and stir the batter until it is well mixed.
- Grease the skillet with butter and heat over medium-low heat.
- Drop 6 spoonfuls of batter into the pan. Let the cakes cook about 5 minutes, until they are golden brown.
- Use the spatula to turn over the cakes. Cook for another 5 minutes, or so, until they are golden brown.
- Serve with syrup.
|Flipping Pancakes for the First Time – Very exciting!|
|Okay, fine… I’ll put the camera down! 😉|