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Corn Recipes

CORN OYSTERS

Slice off tips of kernels from cobs of corn and scrape down corn-pulp from cobb with a knife.

To 1 pint of pulp add 2 eggs, 2 heaping tablespoonfuls of flour, 1/2 teaspoonful of salt and a pinch of cayenne pepper and of black pepper; add the 2 yolks of eggs, then stir in lightly the stiffly-beaten white of eggs and flour.

Fry in only enough butter to prevent them sticking to the pan.

Drop into pan by spoonfuls size of an ordinary fried oyster, brown on both sides and serve hot.

Cornmeal Griddle Cakes

1⅓ cups cornmeal

1½ cups boiling water

¾ cup milk

2 tablespoons fat

1 tablespoon molasses

⅔ cup flour

1½ teaspoons salt

4 teaspoons baking powder

Scald meal with boiling water.

Add milk, fat and molasses.

Add sifted dry ingredients.

Bake on hot griddle.

CORNMEAL WAFFLES

1 cup cornmeal

½ cup flour

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

¼ cup corn syrup

1 egg

1 pint milk

1 tablespoon fat

Cook cornmeal and milk in double boiler 10 minutes. Sift dry ingredients. Add milk, cornmeal; beaten yolks; fat, beaten whites.

BOSTON BROWN BREAD

1 cup rye meal

1 cup cornmeal

1 cup graham flour

2 cups sour milk

1¾ teaspoons soda

1½ teaspoons salt

¾ cup molasses

Beat well. Put in greased covered molds, steam 2 to 3 hours.

CORN MEAL AND RYE BREAD

2 cups lukewarm water

1 cake yeast

2 teaspoons salt

⅓ cup molasses

1¼ cup rye flour

1 cup corn meal

3 cups bread flour

Dissolve yeast cake in water, add remaining ingredients, and mix thoroughly. Let rise, shape, let rise again and bake.

SWEET MILK CORN BREAD

2 cups cornmeal

2 cups sweet milk (whole or skim)

4 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons corn syrup

2 tablespoons fat

1 teaspoon salt

1 egg

Mix dry ingredients. Add milk, well-beaten egg, and melted fat. Beat well. Bake in shallow pan for about 30 minutes.

EGGLESS CORN BREAD

1 cup cornmeal

½ cup bread flour

3 tablespoons molasses

1 cup milk

3 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons fat

Beat thoroughly.

Bake in greased muffin pans 20 minutes.

TAMALE PIE

TAMALE PIE

2 cups cornmeal

5 cups water (boiling)

2 tablespoons fat

1 teaspoon salt

1 onion

2 cups tomatoes

2 cups cooked or raw meat cut in small pieces

¼ cup green peppers

To the cornmeal and 1 teaspoon salt, add boiling water. Cook one-half hour. Brown onion in fat, add meat.

Add salt, ⅛ teaspoon cayenne, the tomatoes and green peppers.

Grease baking dish, put in layer of cornmeal mush, add seasoned meat, and cover with mush.

Bake one-half hour.

INDIAN PUDDING

4 cups milk

⅓ cup cornmeal

⅓ cup molasses

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ginger

1 teaspoon allspice

Cook milk and meal in a double boiler 20 minutes; add molasses, salt and ginger.

Pour into greased pudding dish and bake two hours in a slow oven, or use fireless cooker. Serve with milk.

This makes a good and nourishing dessert. Serves six.

CORNMEAL RAGGED ROBINS

1½ cups cornmeal

1 cup bread flour

1½ teaspoons salt

1⅓ cups milk

2½ teaspoons cream of tartar

4 tablespoons fat

1¼ teaspoons soda

Sift dry ingredients. Cut in the fat.

Add liquid and drop by spoonfuls on greased baking sheet.

Bake in hot oven 12 to 15 minutes.

These may be rolled and cut same as baking powder biscuits.

SPOON BREAD

2 cups water

1 cup milk

1 cup cornmeal

⅓ cup sweet pepper

1 tablespoon fat

2 eggs

2 teaspoons salt

Mix water and cornmeal and bring to the boiling point and cook 5 minutes.

Beat eggs well and add with other materials to the mush.

Beat well and bake in a well-greased pan for 25 minutes in a hot oven. Serve from the same dish with a spoon. Serve with milk or syrup.

SOUTHERN SPOON BREAD

1 cup white cornmeal

2 cups boiling water

¼ cup bacon fat or drippings

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

3 slices bread

½ cup cold water

1 cup milk
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Scald cornmeal with boiling water. Soak bread in cold water and milk. Separate yolks and whites of eggs. Beat each until light. Mix ingredients in order given, folding in whites of eggs last. Bake in buttered dish in hot oven 50 minutes.

CORNMEAL GRIDDLE CAKES

1⅓ cups cornmeal

1½ cups boiling water

¾ cup milk

2 tablespoons fat

1 tablespoon molasses

⅔ cup flour

1½ teaspoons salt

4 teaspoons baking powder

Scald meal with boiling water. Add milk, fat and molasses. Add sifted dry ingredients. Bake on hot griddle.

CORNMEAL ROLLS

1 cup bread flour

1 cup cornmeal

4 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons fat

1 egg

⅓ cup milk

1½ teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon sugar

Mix and sift dry ingredients and cut in the fat. Beat the egg and add to it the milk.

Combine the liquid with the dry ingredients. Shape as Parker House rolls and bake in a hot oven 12 to 15 minutes.

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