Pour one quart boiling water on one quart corn meal, and stir quickly.
Wet the hands, and form the dough into small round cakes one-half of an inch thick.
Bake in a hot oven.
The addition of a few raspberries, huckleberries, or any sub-acid fruit, is a decided improvement.
Sweet apples, chopped fine, are also excellent.
From Health, or, How to Live (1865) by James White