Recipe of the Week
Gritted bread
Courtesy of
Thomas C. Tabor

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2 cups gritted corn (see below*)
1/2 cup sweet milk
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. soft butter
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup flour

Mix ingredients together, adding flour as needed. Bake in greased iron pan at 400° for approximately 25 minutes.

*Gritted corn is made by scraping ear corn with a grater. The corn must be past roasting ear maturity, but not too hard. If a grater was not available, homesteaders sometimes made one by puncturing a piece of tin with a nail. This porous scraper was then used to grate the corn while still on the cob.

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