George Washington's Corn Cakes


2 cups yellow self-rising cornmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil plus extra for cooking
Honey for garnish
Melted butter for garnish


1.In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, baking powder, and salt; mix well. Stir in eggs, buttermilk, water, and 2 tablespoons oil until combined.

2.Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Heat 1 tablespoon oil, then pour 1/8 cup batter per pancake on griddle. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until bubbles start to form on top of each pancake. Flip pancakes and cook 1 more minute, or until golden.

3.Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil as needed. Drizzle with honey and butter before serving.