“From the Fannie Farmer Cookbook (1965 edition). Fannie says you can use butter, bacon fat, chicken fat, or beef drippings for the shortening, but I usually use canola oil.”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
16 2-inch squares
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder (1 t baking soda plus 2 t cream of tartar for richer version)
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk (or 1 c yogurt plus 1/4 c milk for richer version)
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 2 tablespoons shortening, melted (or 2 T canola oil)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease an 8" square baking dish.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together.
  3. Combine wet ingredients and gently mix into dry mixture.
  4. Spoon into baking dish and bake 20 minutes.

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