Mom’s Sweet Flatcakes

Late last year my sister and I had this idea that we would blog about Mom’s cooking but we never had the time so I’m going to talk about it here instead.

Mom used to make these wonderful tasty flat cakes I used to stuff my face with.  She used very basic ingredients: flour, sugar, milk, egg and water.  That was about it.  Then she would fry it in a pan in vegetable oil until they were golden yellow.  Sometimes she’ll mash some banana’s and stir it into the mix and that was also really good.  The flat cakes tastes exactly like a flattened version of the funnel cake.  My sister and I attempted Mom’s recipe not too long ago and it turned out great.  I made a strawberry jam to go with it and oh my…it was so yummy! The combo of mildly sweetened flat cakes with the sweet and sour from the strawberry jam is like fireworks in the mouth.

Recipe: Mom’s Flatcakes

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup milk

1 cup water

1 egg

Mix everything.  Heat up the frying pan with enough oil to submerge the mixture.  Use a measuring cup and scoop up 1/3 of the mixture into the pan.  They will flatten out as they hit the oil and float as they are cooked.  A medium pan should fit about 4 scoops.  Cook on each side for about 2 minutes until golden yellow.

Strawberry Jam Recipe

Note:  This is a really quick and simple strawberry jam. I make it liquidity purposely but you can add less water if you want it thicker.

2 cups of sliced strawberries

2 cup sugar

1 cup water

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix everything together over high heat stirring often.  Allow the strawberries to soften…about 15 to 20 minutes.  Let jam cool before using.  Store leftovers in a glass container in the fridge.  ♥

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