March 15th- The Canadian Wartime Recipe Challenge 2015


So we are going to offer a number of recipe today that use other grains then Wheat..  All recipes come from recipes books that say they are wartime recipes

Southern Spoon Bread

Scald 1 pint of milk, and pour it over 1 cup of corn meal and half a cup of cooked rice, allow to cool, add 2tsp fat, pinch of salt, 2 tsp of baking powder, 2 eggs beaten add into the baked dish and bake at 350 till brown, serve hot or cold

Corn Toast

2 cups of corn meal, 2 tbsp. of baking powder, 1 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of fat, 2 cups of milk, bake in a shallow pan, split, toast and serve

Potato Corn Muffins

1 cup of corn meal, 1 cup of leftover mash potato, 2 tsp sugar, 1 egg, 1 cup of milk, 1 tbsp. of baking powder, half tsp of salt and you can add 1 tsp of fat or not.. Bake and use quickly

Corn Meal Mush

2 cups corn meal pinch of slat, 2 cups of milk and 1 tbsp. of flour and 4 cups of water. Mix the cold milk, salt and four with the meal and stir slowly and carefully into the boiling water, boil for 30 min, pack the mixture into a dish to cool, then when cold, cut into slice thinly and then fry in fat

Corn Dodgers

2 cups of corn meal, 1 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of fat and 1 and 3-4th cup of boiling water. Pour the water over the other ingredients, beat it well and cool, form into 14 thin cakes and bake for 25 min in a hot oven, serve with bits of meat gravy

The above seem filling and I am sure they did a great job at that but I am also going to provide a really great recipes for corn bread, that use a little more

So lets talk about some southern Johnny Cake recipes, as sourthern cornbread is not typically done up sweet, here are a couple old fashion recipes, these recipes were first published in 1915 in the Five Rose Cookbook

Recipe #1

  • 1 cup sour milk (buttermilk will also work very well)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup melted lard
  • 1 cup ground corn meal
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp of soda


Mix 3 cups of buttermilk with 2 small tsp of soda, 1 cup of sugar, 2 eggs a 1tsp of salt, 3 cups of cornmeal and one and cups of flour with 1 teaspoon of sifted cream of tarter in the flour. 3 melted tbsp of lard, mix very well.

#3-No eggs

  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups sweet fresh milk
  • 2 tbsp melted fat
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp baking powder

Bake them all in a hot oven in a greased cast iron pan, ideally preheated first and then add batter and then bake till golden brown..



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2 Responses to March 15th- The Canadian Wartime Recipe Challenge 2015

  1. Mindie says:

    I love these “old time” recipes. Thanks for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop!!

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