“Paid a dollar for the skillet;
Paid a dollar for the lid,
so mamy’s little chillen’s
could have Short’nin bread.”
- 1/2 cup sifted unbleached white flour
- 1 cup meal
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp mined parsley and/or chives.
- 1 cup low fat milk. (Our low fat milk came from a Holstein cow)
- 1 large egg or 2 small ones.
(Most eggs from the market are considered small to my grandma)
- 2 tbs corn oil.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Turn batter into a hot skillet or muffin tin. Bake 20-25 minutes. Turn over to 350 and bake 5 mins. Eat.
I like to sift with the whisk in my hand, instead of putting it through a screen.
I use a dutch oven that has been in the oven while it heats. I love the sizzle when you pour the batter in!
Re-heated taco meat with a can of Nally’s Chili thrown in.
Hot Yummy 20 Minute Dinner. YUM! Put the chili right on top, dollop of Sour Cream or grated Cheese. Oh Ya. I am thankful that the Lord gave me such a wonderful Grandma to teach me to cook these simple tasty meals!
This article was written for The Christian Home Issue #8