Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Corn-Pone Opinions: Rules of the Herd cont.

Finish what you didn’t get done in class and then blog your responses to the following rhetoric and style questions found on page 721: 1-9, 11

For those of you curious about corn pone, I give you this recipe from southernfood.about.com

Corn Pone


A simple corn bread, generally made only of meal, water, and salt, without either milk or eggs.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cornmeal

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon lard or shortening

  • water, enought to make a stiff dough


Preparation:

Mix together cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Cut in lard and add enough milk to make a stiff batter. Form into cakes with hands and place in a greased baking pan. Bake in a preheated 425° oven for 20 to 30 minutes.
Corn bread and corn pone was a staple in the mountaineer diet.  With greens, called “salit greens,” meat and of course, cold milk from the spring house, this was good eating and friends were always welcome.

2 comments:

  1. Thundercat22!!!!April 2, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    You think you are so funny with your little recipe don't you?............. You do!!!?............. well good cause you are!!!^.^

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  2. Well, it started because I wondered what corn pone really was. I'd always kind of figured it was a poor version of corn bread, so I looked it up. And yes, I found it amusing and thought someone else might as well. ;)

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