HOE CAKE

Mix a stiff dough of Indian (corn) meal, a little salt, and water (scalding is best). Flatten it on a board and tilt it up before the campfire until brown on one side. Turn and brown the other side. When our fathers fought the Indians, and ground their corn in mortars, they thought hoe-cake very good. It can also be baked in hot ashes or with hot stones (southern fashion).