Old-Fashioned Maple Cornbread

Old-Fashioned Maple Cornbread

Linda (LMT) 113

"When the American Colonies were being settled "Journey Cakes" were a common food because they traveled well. Originally consisting of only cornmeal, water and salt and cooked on a griddle recipes evolved into what we now know as Johnny Cakes or Cornbread. This version includes the goodness of pure Maple Syrup and is wonderful on it's own or drizzled with additional Maple Syrup."
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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
  3. Whisk in cornmeal.
  4. In a separate bowl beat eggs.
  5. Add milk, maple syrup and melted shortening to beaten eggs. Mix well.
  6. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir gently and just enough till blended (do not overmix).
  7. Pour into a greased 8x8 square pan.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes or until top is firm and toothpick inserted in center comes away clean.
  9. Optional - Drizzle cornbread with 2 T. maple syrup.

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