Happy Sunday, Liberty Lovers!
Calvin Coolidge and his wife, Grace, loved cornmeal muffins! They got a recipe for the White House to use from the inn at Northampton, adapted it, and made it their own. Join me as I make Calvin Coolidge’s favorite cornmeal muffins, while trying not to set my kitchen on fire. I may not have any baking tips, but I certainly do have many Calvin Coolidge facts for you!
You can find the cornmeal muffin recipe at https://foodtimeline.org. The recipe is also featured in The Presidents’ Cookbook on p. 407.
Cornmeal Muffins Recipe
Beat 2 eggs, add 1 scant cup milk. Blend 2 cups cornmeal, 1 cup flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, and mix into egg-milk mixture. Put into well-greased muffin tins and bake in hot (450 degrees F.) oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Makes 2 dozen 2-inch muffins.
WARNING: Watch this video first before making the recipe!!