Helen Matthews, Linville High School
- 2 cup plain meal
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/4 cup bacon drippings or melted shortening
- 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
Heat oven to 450°. Measure meal into mixing bowl; add remaining ingredients and stir until smooth. Pour batter into hot greased pan.
Bake 20 – 25 minutes until brown as desired on top.
For sweet milk bread, omit soda and add 3 teaspoons baking powder. Use 1 1/3 cups sweet milk.