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Southern Batter Bread for New Year’s Day

Great to serve with black-eyed peas and hog jowl for good luck on New Year’s Day!


Scald 1 quart of milk in double boiler and stir in 1 quart of water-ground corn meal, a little at a time, while stirring constantly. Add 2 teaspoons salt and 2 beaten eggs, beat all thoroughly and turn into a greased saucepan. Continue beating to prevent lumps forming while batter cooks.

Heat 2 tablespoons butter or bacon grease in baking pan, turn pan to let fat cover bottom and sides. When batter is a thick mush, turn while sizzling hot into the baking pan, which should be equally hot, and bake 20 minutes in a hot oven. Batter bread not only goes well with fried or stewed chicken but is nearly as good with any meat with which a good gravy is served.

Note: Baking pan is often an iron skillet.

Lodge Logic L8SK3 10-1/4-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet 

  • Pre-Seasoned and ready-to-use, Superior heat retention and even cooking
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Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, Pre-Seasoned and Ready for Stove Top or Oven Use, 10.25″, Black (Kitchen)

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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