(from, as far as Mom remembers, the local newspaper a really long time ago)
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup Milk
1 1/2 cup flour
2 1/2 tsps baking powder
Combine cornmeal and milk in a small bowl, set aside to let the cornmeal absorb the milk.
In the meantime, cream together butter and sugar. Add flour, baking powder, and salt to butter and sugar and mix. Add cornmeal mixture to the rest and blend together. The dough will be very crumbly and dry and look like it won't stick together, but it will when you pat it into the pan. If necessary, add a bit more milk, but you shouldn't need to.
Pat dough out into a greased 8x8 pan. Cook at 350F/177C for 30 minutes.
It makes a nice shortcake for strawberry shortcake, but you can also just eat it as is or put butter and/or jam on it.
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