This famous Great Depression Era recipe is so easy that anyone can make it. Most commonly, it was called Poor Man’s Bread, but I believe, though I may be wrong, it was also called Hillbilly Bread or possibly, Hoover Cake.
Give it a try.
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1. Whisk the flour and baking powder together.
2. Mix in enough water to make a pour-able batter.
3. Pour onto a greased griddle — A.K.A — frying pan.
Everywhere I bump into this recipe, the author notes to do it on a cast iron skillet. Well, huzzah for you, if you’ve got one. If not, any old pan will do.
4. Treat it just like a pancake and give it a flip.
5. Cut into wedges. ( Another common recipe note. Again, not really necessary )
6. Serve hot with butter and jam.
Okay, serve it hot with butter, margarine, whatever. Then top it with jam, jelly, cinnamon sugar, pancake syrup, maple syrup … um … some kind of sugary substance.
Mm, fills the growling tummy.
Now, was that so hard?
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