Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Johnnycake (or Hoecake) Recipe

This recipe is from my book, Ever True: A Union Private and His Wifeby Lisa Saunders.

Although the following isn't exactly the best tasting meal, Private Charles McDowell liked this Confederate fare better than his steady diet of hardtack. If you want to have a taste of the past, try this:  
Johnnycakes (or Hoecakes)
1/2 cup boiling water
3/4 cup ground white cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
Stir together and pour by the spoonful onto greased frying pan over a medium to low heat. Flip when edges are golden brown.  Serve with butter and molasses or syrup. 

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