cornmeal bread


1/3 cup soft shortening

1 cup flour

3 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 egg

1 cup milk


Preheat oven. Sift the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder together. Cut in shorting until you feel no globs of shorting when you rub it between your fingers.

Beat the egg and milk together and add it to the dry mixture. Mix until just blended. Pour it into well grease 8x8 pan.

Place a rack of a shallow faced pan face down in the Dutch oven and place the pan with the batter on top. Cover oven and place over 12 coal and add 9 coals to the lid. Bake for 25 minutes or until done. A sliver of wood inserted in the center should come out clean.