Hot Water Cornbread

READY IN: 21mins
Recipe by mollypaul

Just like mom used to make! Try this either hot from the pan as is or with butter and syrup. Posted in response to a recipe request. From the Houston Chronicle. Cooking time approximate.

Top Review by javonsnanna

My husband is from Texas and his family tough me to make hot water cornbread 25 years ago,and this recipe is close to mine except I add a little baking powder so it's not so heavy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the cornmeal, flour, salt and sugar.
  2. Stir in the egg.
  3. Slowly add enough boiling water until you have a thick batter that you can form into patties.
  4. Form into patties and fry in hot oil in a heavy skillet until golden brown on both sides.
  5. Serve immediately.

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