Two cupfuls of cold boiled rice, one pint of flour, one teaspoonful sugar, one-half teaspoonful salt, one and one-half teaspoonfuls baking powder, one egg, a little more than half a pint of milk. Sift together flour, sugar, salt and powder; add rice free from lumps, diluted with beaten egg and milk; mix into smooth batter. Have griddle well heated, make CAKES large, bake nicely brown, and serve with maple syrup.
The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)