Grandpa Jones's Corn Bread

(12 servings)

  • 2 cups white corn meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 egg - beaten
  • 1/4 cup bacon drippings - melted
  • 1 and 1/4 cups milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Grease and heat muffin tins or corn-stick pan. Sift together dry ingredients into mixing bowl. Remove 2 Tablespoons dry mixture to small bowl. Add boiling water and mix. Add remaining ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix until well blended. Add scalded ingredients. Fill hot muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 12 medium-sized muffins or 14 corn sticks.

Note: May also be baked in 9-inch square pan or 10-inch skillet.

According to a note at the bottom of this recipe, "Some people, including even Grandpa Jones, might call this a recipe for corn pone. But we're big time sophisticates up here in Philadelphia."

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Recipe number 2544. Submitted 4/21/2009.