1 3/4 c buttermilk, or enough to moisten batter well
Put shortening in cast-iron skillet in 400º F oven. Mix corn meal, baking powder, soda, salt and honey; add egg and buttermilk. Batter should be thick. Add heated shortening to batter and put batter in heated skillet and bake in 400º F oven 25-35 minutes or until brown.
Corn Sticks or Corn Muffins can also be made with this recipe.