Pour just enough boiling water over the Meal to scald it through and through, without making a dough or batter. Stir it well, and let it grow tepid. It will be then quite dry. Beat two eggs very light, and add to the Meal, and add a melted tablespoonful of lard or butter. Mix this well, and add the milk or buttermilk, and beat till the batter is very smooth. Dissolve
A Plain Pone may be made by using hot water and lard, instead of milk and butter, making a thick dough, and form into loaves and bake. But it bears no comparison to the real Creole Pone, as made above. Nevertheless, this is a very good and nutritious White Corn Bread. In the rural districts of Louisiana the lard is often omitted, and the Pone made simply of the hot water and Corn Meal.