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How to Make Civil War Hoe Cakes

If you ever needed food in a pinch, hoe cakes are the perfect option. Popular during the civil war, these cakes provide enough nutrition to sustain life. Here is how you make them.

Bill’s Hoe Cake Recipe

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You will need:

cornmeal
water
sugar
crushed hard bread
bacon/pork grease or egg, if available, to keep the dough together
field hoe/shovel (washed and cleaned of course) or any cooking pan
spatula
a small fire

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1. Mix the hard bread with the grease.

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2. Add cornmeal.
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3. Combine the ingredients until you get a thick paste.
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4. Add a little water.
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5. Continue mixing.
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6. Add some sugar to improve the taste.
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7. Mix well.
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8. Take a handful and compress the dough.
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9. Put more water and cornmeal until the right consistency is achieved.
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10. Once more, use your hand to shape the cake.
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11. Take the hoe and place the cakes on it.
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12. Let the cakes cook over the coals.
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If using a shovel to cook is too much for you, then a good pan will do.

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13. Turn the cake over when one side is done.
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14. Remove the cakes from the shovel.

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15. Time to eat. You can add more sugar to make the cakes more delicious.

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