apples, sausage, and corn bread

Ingredients: (6 servings)

1 pound brown and serve sausages (about 6 sausages)

6 apples

1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons cooking oil

1 cup flour

1 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 egg

1 cup milk

Preparation:

Preheat 10" Dutch oven. Add the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder together in a large ziplock bag. Mix well. Mix the egg, milk, and 1/3 cup cooking oil together and add it to the dry mixture. Seal the bag and knead until mixture is uniformly moist. Core, donít peel, the apples and slice them cross-sectionally (they should be in rings).

Brown the sausages in the oven and remove to a hold plate. Pour off excess grease from oven. Place apple rings on the bottom of the oven and arrange the sausages on top of the apples to resemble spokes in a wheel. Pour the cornmeal mixture on top and smooth the surface. Cover the oven and place oven on 12 coals with 9 coals placed on the lid.

Bake for 20-30 minutes or until corn bread is done. A sliver of wood inserted in the center should come out clean. Remove the lid and place a large platted or aluminum foil cover board over the oven and invert the oven and board. Raise the oven off the bread. Slice and serve with hot maple syrup or honey whipped butter.

Suggestions: If you have more than 6 to serve, double the recipe and use a No.12 oven. Allow 5-10 minutes more cooking time.