• 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sausage fat
  • 1 cup boiling water

Mix well the cornmeal, salt, and butter, and add boiling water. Add milk and sausage fat and stir well. Drop on to hot skillet with hot fat. When cakes are bubbling, place skillet in 475-degree oven until brown. Serve with sorghum, honey, maple syrup, or good molasses.

This recipe overheard by, and from Earth’s Song, by Leonard Hall.

A Journal of Honest Food, Freedom, and The Natural World