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hot water bread

1 c yellow corn meal
1/2 c flour
1 t salt
1 t baking powder
1 T sugar
1 medium fry pan
1/2 c Crisco Oil

Mix dry ingredients together very well in bowl. 
Heat oil in skillet until hot but not too hot. 
Pour a little hot water into the dry mixture until 
the consistency is to where you can pat it in your hand 
and form balls the size of a biscuit. Wet your hands 
with cold water before you pat the mixture into balls, 
this will keep it from sticking to your hands as much. 
Place each ball into the hot oil and fry until brown on 
each side, but not too hard. When done, drain on paper 
towels. Slice each one half open and place a chunk of 
butter or margarine inside. This is really good with 
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