Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 c. corn meal

  2. 1/2 c. boiling water

  3. 1 tsp. baking powder

  4. 3/4 tsp. salt

  5. 3 tsp. molasses

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preparation : Combine corn meal and salt with enough water to make a stiff mixture. Add molasses and baking drippings in a heavy skillet. Cook on one side until brown. Add more butter; brown on the other side. According to hardy legend, the "Hoe Cakes" originated when slaves cooked their corn meal on a hoe during a 15 minute break period in the open field over an open fire. Of course, Hoe Cakes are much improved today. They smell and look very tempting.


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