My grandparents Clarence Hill and Vertis Hill
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HISTORY OF Hoecakes-Recipe

Prep Time5 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 20 mins
Author: Diane @Recipes for our Daily Bread


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow corn meal
  • 3 TB sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 TB melted butter
  • about 1 tsp vegetable oil for frying each time you put a hoecake in the skillet


  • Mix all ingredients.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Drop mixture in hot skillet.
  • My grandfather made one hoecake at a time the size of a pancake and flipped it over in the skillet.  The hoecake will bubble around the edges like a pancake when it is ready to turn over.