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martha white with hot rize cornmeal
buttermilk--neither my mother nor i actually measure anything so in this case, you just add some buttermilk until the batter is somewhat runny but not thin, still pretty thick and able to pour into your skillet.
Combine meal and shortening and cut in and mash up real good with a fork.
Pour in your buttermilk and stir good. Add buttermilk until the batter is runny enough to pour into your skillet, but you do not want it to get thin.
Pour into a greased cast iron skillet and bake at 375-400 until golden brown (about 20-30 minutes)
Let cool before trying to slice or flip out onto a plate.
Last Updated: Mon, Apr 1, 2013