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SIDE DISH

SPOON CORNBREAD, American

Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups cornmeal
  • 1 ½ cups boiling water
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 well beaten egg
  • 1/3 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. bacon drippings
  • ½ tsp. soda stirred into buttermilk
Preparation Instructions

Sift cornmeal and salt in bowl. Add bacon drippings to boiling water and pour over the meal. Mix until the dry ingredients are blended. Add the beaten egg and buttermilk to which the soda has been added. Put more bacon fat in bottom of baking dish and allow to get very hot. Pour in cornbread. Bake in 350° oven for 40 to 50 minutes.

Goes with: THE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS - Abilene, Texas.
Contributed by Iris Roberson, Anson Texas, 1980

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