Hot Water Hoecake

Hot Water Hoecake

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 cup white cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 and 3/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter (optional)
Add salt to cornmeal. Pour boiling water over all. Mix and let set for a few minutes. (Cornmeal will swell.) Drop batter from tip of cooking spoon on hot greased or buttered griddle or skillet (or the blade of your hoe, if you're a purist.)

Let brown on one side until edges are brown and crisp. Turn over and brown on other side until edges are crisp.

Serve right away with a cold dab of butter on each hot hoecake.


According to Dinah Shore, "I don't know why these are so good. They're nothing really, but I guess it's the combination of crispness on the outside and the nutty cornmeal flavor on the inside and that little dab of cold butter - ummmm!"



Someone's In The Kitchen With Dinah

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 This recipe is from the classic cookbook titled Someone's In The Kitchen With Dinah (Dinah Shore, Doubleday, 1971).

As described on book's cover, this "Dinah Shore's personal cookbook - Dinah tells exactly how she prepares over 200 of her favorite recipes in her own kitchen."

There's a chapter dedicated to "Eggs, Brunch and Bread", although it's a very small part of a rather extensive cookbook.


Very basic cornmeal hoecake recipe from 70's TV personality Dinah Shore.

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

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Hot Water Hoecake?
Overall Average Rating = 3 (out of 5)
Based on 1 vote.


From T. Money
Rating (out of 5):  

Eh... a little bit boring. I served them like regular pancakes with butter and syrup. I prefer regular pancakes to these.

Comment submitted: 9/12/2013 (#16469)





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