SLICE and brown on both sides in a skillet over medium to low heat.
SERVE with maple syrup
Source: Mrs. Ben Teter of Upshur County in "West Virginia Treasured Recipes"
Baked Hominy Grits
1 quart milk
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup hominy grits
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup grated gruyere cheese
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
BRING milk to a slow boil. Add 1/2 cup butter and salt and stir in grits. Cook until mixture looks like cooked farina cereal.
REMOVE from heat. Beat hard with mixer for 5 minutes, or until grits take on creamy appearance.
POUR into loaf pan to cool. Cut into rectangular pieces.
PILE squares into a buttered casserole. Pour 1/3 butter over squares and sprinkle with cheeses.
BAKE in 400 degree oven 30 to 35 minutes.
Source: Mrs. D.M. Gould of Logan in "West Virginia Centennial Cook Book"
U.S. Senate Bean Soup
3 quarts water
2 cups white beans, dry
1 ham bone with little meat remaining
1/4 cup mashed potatoes
3 onions, chopped
1 celery, small bunch
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
SOAK beans overnight in water. Add ham bone and simmer two hours.
ADD remaining ingredients and simmer one hour. Remove bone and chop any meat. Add meat to soup before serving.
Dilly Casserole Bread
1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup creamed cottage cheese, heated to lukewarm
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon instant minced onion
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons dill seed
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, unbeaten
2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
SOFTEN yeast in warm water. In mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese, sugar, onion, butter, dill seed, salt, baking soda, egg and softened yeast.
ADD flour gradually to form stiff dough, beating well after each addition. Use mixer on low speed for first addition of flour, then beat by hand for remaining additions.
COVER and let dough rise in warm place (85 to 90 degrees) until light and doubled in size, about 1 hour.
STIR down dough. Turn into well-greased 8-inch round casserole dish.
BAKE at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes until golden brown.
REMOVE from oven, brush with soften butter and sprinkle with salt.
Source: "Breakfast at Sunrise"