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

Corn Pone

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


  • 2 cups cornmeal

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon lard or shortening

  • water, enought to make a stiff dough


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.


  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!!!^.^

  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. ;)