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bread cakes

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Donna Walker
Murfreesboro, NC

My Mother fixed Bread Cakes for breakfast. It was my favorite breakfast meal. I have recreated the recipe from memory. It is a great recipe for using up stale bread (heels and left over bread). Make some bread cakes for breakfast and serve with butter and syrup. YUM!

(1 rating)
yield 2 to 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For bread cakes

  • 14-16 slice
    stale bread and or heels
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn meal (i use white)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2
  • 1 1/2 c
    canned milk or half and half - more if needed
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon (optional)

How To Make bread cakes

  • 1
    Break the bread into small pieces, add corn meal, sugar, eggs and milk and mix until well mixed. Add more milk if necessary until the mixture is a little wet. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes. Add more milk if it appears dry.
  • 2
    Heat griddle and oil to about 300 – 325 degrees. Spoon the batter on the griddle in small to medium cakes. Cook until brown on both sides and serve with butter and maple syrup. Makes about 6 cakes.
  • 3
    This recipe is from my mother. Her family made this for breakfast during the depression. I grew up eating this and love it.