Cream until soft, 1/4 cup butter.
Blend in gradually, 1 cup white sugar.
Cream until light and fluffy.
Combine thoroughly with 2 eggs, well beaten.
Sift then measure 1 cup pastry flour.
Re-sift flour with 3 tsp. baking powder & salt (if desired).
Mix thoroughly 1 cup corn meal.
Add 1 tsp vanilla to 1 cup milk.
Add dry ingredients to butter, sugar, egg mixture alternately with flavoured milk.
Bake in shallow, greased pan in a moderately hot oven, 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
–Recipe by Beatrice Langstaff
–Adapted by Jean S. (who serves it topped with maple syrup, corn syrup, or honey — “luxuriously, elaborately, & lashishly”)