Johnny Cakes

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Johnny Cakes

    1 tablespoon sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup Carpenter's Johnnycake Meal
    1 cup boiling water
    3 to 4 tablespoons milk
    Bacon grease for frying
    Sweet butter

Combine sugar and salt with meal in large mixing bowl. Scald with boiling water and stir well. Thin immediately with milk to a mixture that will drop easily from spoon (additional milk may be necessary: mixture should be consistency of thin mashed potato).

Drop by the spoonful onto medium hot griddle greased with 1 to 2 tablespoons of bacon grease (do not let griddle get dry or the cakes will stick). Cook 5 to 6 minutes on each side until a brown, crunchy crust is formed and inside is soft. Serve hot with butter.