Hoecakes / Cornpone... Presidential Favorite...

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It seems Hoecakes /Cornpone were a favorite food item for President Washington and Lincoln... a recipe...


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President Abraham Lincoln and President George Washington are both documented as loving Hoecakes for breakfast. According to Donna McCreary’s cookbook Lincoln’s Table, Abraham Lincoln once said that he could eat “corn cakes twice as fast as two women could make them”. The Mount Vernon Organization confirms Hoecakes were among George Washington’s favorite foods. Both President’s loved them drenched in butter and syrup or sorghum.

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Hoecakes are basically fried cornmeal patties. The simple recipe just uses cornmeal, boiling water and salt to form a batter, and then fried in bacon fat until golden brown. You get a crispy, crunchy exterior and a soft mushy center. The butter and syrup are the frosting on the cake.
 
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