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Historic recipes from Mount Vernon


¾ c. cornmeal (yellow or white)
1/3 c. sugar
¾ tsp. salt
2 Tbs. melted shortening (butter, margarine or oil)
1 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 c. milk
1 egg, well beaten

Preheat oven to 425°F. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl: cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add milk, egg and shortening. Mix together. Pour into a greased, shallow baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.

Cut into wedges and serve warm with butter, honey or jam. Serves 8.

Reprinted from “What’s Cooking in Martha Washington’s Presidential Mansion Cooking Throughout American History” by Tanya Larkin. PANCAKE MIX

1 c. George Washington pancake mix*
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar (Molasses or brown sugar can be used; cakes will brown better.)
1 egg
¾ c. milk
2 tsp. melted shortening or salad oil or 6 tsp. oil for waffles

Sift together pancake mix, baking powder, salt and sugar. Beat egg until light. Add milk and...

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