Thursday, April 17, 2014

Good Cornbread

Just an observation and recipe. Bacon grease is a nuisance because it clogs your drains. It's not without its uses. Back in the war between the states our boys used to eat something called scoosh. It was basically corn meal fried in bacon grease. At least they used to eat it when they were lucky enough to have both bacon and corn meal.

It was probably not the most healthy of diets. 

I tried adding bacon grease to corn bread instead of oil or solid vegetable shortening. Surprisingly good.

1 cup wheat flour
1 cup corn meal
1tblspoon baking powder (omit if you use self-rising flour)
1tblspoon sugar
1/4 cup of so of bacon grease
2 eggs

Mix everything but the milk then add enough milk to make a thick batter (about a cup). Bake in a greased pan in a 425 degree oven. That's Fahrenheit not that godless, commie centigrade.