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  • 1 c Yellow corn meal
  • 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 1/3 c Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 ts Baking powder
  • 1 c Buttermilk
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 4 tb Bacon drippings


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place bacon drippings in skiLlet in oven while it is heating. The skillet must be hot before batter is added.
In large mixing bowl, beat buttermilk and egg, then sift in dry ingredients, Mix well. From hot skillet, pour l/2 grease and mix well. Pour batter into skillet with remaining grease. This makes a crisp crust, Bake at 400 degrees F for approximateLy 30 minutes.
Recipe: Avis Walker of Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas from somewhere in the Sixies.