Recipe: Bread Griddle Cakes

One quart of milk, boiling hot; two cups fine Bread crumbs, three eggs, one tablespoonful melted BUTTER, one-half teaspoonful salt, one-half teaspoonful soda dissolved in warm water; break the Bread into the boiling milk, and let stand for ten minutes in a covered bowl, then beat to a smooth paste; add the yolks of the eggs well whipped, the BUTTER, salt, soda, and finally the whites of the eggs previously whipped stiff, and add half of a cupful of flour. These can also be made of sour milk, soaking the Bread in it over night and using a little more soda.

The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)