Serves 6 to 8.

Start to Finish: 45 minutes

1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
2 tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. granulated white sugar [opt.]
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
5 tbl. bacon drippings or oleomargarine

Preheat oven to 450. Place 2 tablespoons drippings in 8-inch iron skillet and heat in oven while preparing batter.
Combine dry ingredients well. Add the egg; stir to mix. Add the milk and 3 tablespoons melted oleo or drippings. Combine thoroughly but do not overheat. Pour batter in hot skillet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until done.

Appalachian Hill Country Cookbook, 1980, Page 74. Credit: Delmer Robinson.