Cornpone Versus Cornbread



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Cornbread vs cornpone

I grew up in rural West Virginia and my grandmother made both.
Cornbread was a lighter color, granular and more of a sourdough taste.
Cornpone was softer, deep rich yellow and sweetened with sorgum molasses.

Tony Layne 58 days ago

Corn bread

Corn bread is similar to a bread made in the north of the city of Trabzon in Turkey.

friv 206 days ago

Corn Pone

Augustus Finch Shirts, in his 1901 "History of the Formation, Settlement and Development of Hamilton County, Indiana, 1818 to the Close of the Civil War" pp. 296 - 298, has a few paragraphs about corn pone, how it was cooked and ingredients compared to corn bread. Shirts indicates that corn pone was well known circa 1830.

John Galt 278 days ago

Pone of cornbread

My parents were born & raised in the 1920s in north Georgia and they always used the term “a pone of cornbread”. It was made with cornmeal, a little flour, baking soda, salt, an egg, buttermilk and a little shortening or oil. I’ve eaten this my whole life.

Deborah more than 1 year ago

Like grandma used to make. :)

Your recipe sounds a lot like what my grandma used to make in West Virginia. :)

Tony Layne 58 days ago

Cone pone origins

Corn pone is a variation of fungi which is a corn bread or pudding brought from Africa by the slaves.

Aline more than 1 year ago

Corn in Africa??

You sure about that? Ain't never heard about no African Corn!

Aaron Ververs more than 1 year ago

Pone predates civil war

Corn pone pre dates the civil war at least by several years. Frederic Law Olmstead mentions it in his series of writings published during the 1850s

James Hayes more than 2 years ago



STEVE DANSIH more than 2 years ago

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