Stovetop Mini Flapjacks are thin “rounds” of cornbread fried in a greased skillet on top of the stove.
They look like pancakes. Crusty outside. Moist inside.
Easy to make with simple ingredients.
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WHAT IS SELF-RISING CORNMEAL MIX?
Self-rising cornmeal mix is a key ingredient in Stovetop Mini Flapjacks.
This store-bought product contains cornmeal, flour and other ingredients.
Available on the baking aisle of most grocery stores. A variety of online stores also carry this mix.
Do a google search to Google search to access online store locations.
WHAT IS SELF-RISING FLOUR?
Store-bought self-rising flour is another key ingredient in this recipe.
It contains enriched bleached flour, leavening (baking soda), salt, and a few more ingredients.
You may prefer Homemade Self-Rising Flour. It’s easy to make with all-purpose flour and a few additional ingredients.
Preheat oil in skillet on top of stove until sizzling hot (not smoking hot).
Cornmeal fries better in vegetable oil than in melted butter.
FASCINATING FLAPJACK FACTS
In the United States (especially the south), flapjacks are thin “rounds” of cornbread batter fried in a greased skillet on top of the stove.
Flapjacks are also known as corn cakes, fried cornbread, griddlecakes, and hoecakes.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word “flapjack” was used as early as the beginning of the 16th century. During that time, it was very likely a flat tart.
Southern-style flapjacks are often served with collard greens, cabbage and pinto beans.
Breakfast flapjacks are delicious drizzled with honey, maple syrup or buttery pancake syrup.
It is uncertain as to what the “jack” in flapjack means. However, it very likely refers to the small size of a flapjack. Back then, “jack” meant something was smaller than normal.