2 tablespoons maple syrup, honey, agave or brown sugar
Mix together cornmeal flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt until well combined and then set aside.
Next, add eggs and about half of the milk to the dry ingredient mixture and whisk well. Add the remaining milk slowly until the batter is thoroughly mixed, but still thick.
.Heat a pancake griddle over medium-high heat until water sizzles when dripped on the pan. Add your oil or butter to the pan, making sure to coat the pan evenly.
Next, add about 1/2 cup of the hoecake batter to the pan and let cook until the top of the batter begins to dry and bubble, about 3 minutes.
Flip and cook the other side about one minute more and set aside until all pancakes are cooked.
BLACK CHERRY SAUCE INSTRUCTIONS
In a medium pan, heat pitted cherries and brown sugar over medium-low heat until the cherries soften and release their liquids and the sugar is dissolves, about 10 minutes.
When the cherry sauce is done, simply drizzle over the hoecakes and enjoy!
Cooking tip: For a thicker pancake, make batter and let sit a few minutes before pouring on griddle. Or alternatively, pour milk in slowly until batter is mixed well but still thick. A thicker batter means a thicker pancake.