Category: 18TH CENTURY
SOURCE FELICITY'S COOK BOOK - AMERICAN GIRL COLLECTION
2 Tblsp Butter
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Cornmeal, yellow
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Tsp. Sugar
1/2 Cup Milk
Butter, to grease skillet
Apple Butter, honey, or syrup (optional)
Heat the water and butter in a saucepan over medium high heat until boiling.
While the water and butter are boiling, put the cornmeal, salt, and sugar into a mixing bowl.
Pour the boiling butter, water mixture into the mixing bowl. Add the milk and stir the batter until it is well mixed.
Grease the skillet with butter. Then heat over medium-low heat.
Drop 6 spoonfuls of batter into the skillet. Let the cakes cook about 5 minutes, until they are golden brown. Turn the cakes over and let cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and keep warm if to be eaten while hot. Drop a spoonfull of butter into the skillet and let melt. Tilt the skillet to coat with melted butter. Cook the remainder of the cakes following the above method until all batter is used up. When the cakes are cooked, serve with the applebutter, honey, or syrup.
If not to be used right away, cool and store in a dry, cool place. These cakes travel well for several days un-refrigerated.