I no longer own a corn stick pan (they are the most difficult cast iron to refresh when rust appears). However, I discovered that Mrs. Stickinthemud’s corn stick recipe, also makes perfect corn cakes on the griddle. Many proclamations of “mmmm” and “yummy” emanated from the table and filled this cook’s ears. Sean, who is only five, gobbled four of these. Of course, it helped to have homemade strawberry syrup oozing over the tops of the cakes.
The flavour of these corn cakes resembled pancakes more than corn bread. The cornmeal flavour was there though, and these also had the advantage of an awesome cornmeal crunch. And, also unlike pancakes, these do not have grease within the batter. Aided with a nonstick pan, I used perhaps one teaspoon of safflower oil to cook the entire batch (and I I doubled the recipe).
P.S… I sent Mumsy home with a couple corn cakes for my Pa, and he loved them!