How to make it

  • In a large bowl, combine corn meal,
  • flour, sugar and salt. Add boiling water, stir to
  • combine and let mixture stand a few minutes. Put a
  • seasoned black iron frying pan over
  • medium high heat to heat. Add buttermilk or milk to
  • corn bread mixture, stir well. Add pinch of
  • baking soda. Stir it well. Mixture
  • should pour and be like pancake batter.
  • If it is too thick, add a little more liquid. Add 1 or
  • 2 Tablespoons bacon drippings, or oil
  • for frying to the frying pan. As soon as
  • fat sizzles when a few drops of water are added to
  • it, pour 4 to 6 ounces of the batter in the pan. It
  • will sizzle when added. With a turning spatula, lift
  • the corn bread up a bit so that fat is under it good.
  • When edges of bread are slightly brown, turn it over, add
  • more fat and brown on that side.
  • Continue cooking until golden brown.
  • Stir batter and repeat process. Keep corn bread in a
  • warm place until served.

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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    very nice post...never had them but sure will try them over the weekend,Oma!^5
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  • ambauer 11 years ago
    These sound really interesting. I had to checkout the recipe as I'd never heard of a hoecake. Still not sure what a hoe is that you would put it over a fire. Makes me think of gardening equipment.
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    Growing up these were on our table for lots of meals.. We ate this in place of white bread... My Mom was from the south... A bowl of black eyed peas or baby limas fresh out of the garden and these... I still love it! Simple and good!
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  • rosemaryblue 11 years ago
    Know these are good! I can smell them now. Sometimes I make cornbread without eggs. Different texture, but delicious!
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  • organicmama 11 years ago
    Shirley, I guess cooking over the fire has come a long ways, no more hoes!
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  • julesong 11 years ago
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