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Hot Water Cornbread

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This hot water cornbread is shaped into cakes and fried in hot fat in a skillet.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Preparation:

Melt shortening in a heavy iron skillet. Place cornmeal and salt in a bowl. Pour boiling water over meal and salt. Add melted shortening; stir well. When mixture is cool enough to handle, divide into four portions. Shape each into a cornbread cake about 3/4 inch thick. Place corn cakes in skillet and bake at 450° for 40 to 50 minutes, or until golden brown.
Hot water cornbread recipe makes 4 cakes, serves 4.

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