Corn Bread Mix

1 cup yellow corn meal
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar (optional)
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Sift together all ingredients and store in a plastic bag, at room temperature.
Makes 1 package.

To use:
Pour package of mix into a bowl. Add 1 egg, 1 cup milk, and 4 Tbsp. softened shortening. Beat until smooth (about 1 minute with egg beater).
Pour batter into a greased 8x8x2 inch baking pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until knife inserted at the center comes out clean.

For muffins:
Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

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