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From my grandmother's collection. The date has faded out, but the recipe card is well worn and has lots of stains on it so I am guessing it is very old. It has to be at least 60 years old because she died in 1938 (unfortunately I never knew her, but my aunts and great aunts tell me she was a fabulous cook). She had 13 children, so she was used to cooking.
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup sifted flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Combine cornmeal, flour, Sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
- Cut in shortening.
- Mix egg and milk together and add to dry ingredients with a few swift strokes.
- Bake in a cast iron skillet for 20–25 minutes.