Grub Americana

Hummingbird: The Cake That Doesn’t Last

My younger sister, while an accomplished pianist and singer, was not especially blessed in the art of cookery. In fact, I’ll never forget her first attempt at baking. One day while our mom was at work, Sis thought she’d surprise everyone that evening with a freshly baked cake. The recipe Sis chose was from a […]

Hummingbird Pancakes

The South’s favorite cake takes a breakfast turn as Hummingbird Pancakes. Southern Living magazine December 2012 Recipe makes about 18 pancakes Whatcha Need: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas 1/2 cup drained, canned crushed pineapple […]

Hummingbird Cake

This is Mrs. Wiggins’ original recipe as taken from Southern Living Magazine, February 1978. Recipe serves 10 to 12 people Whatcha Need: 1 cup pecans, toasted and finely chopped 3 cups all purpose flour 2 cups white sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 3/4 […]