One pint of corn meal, one pint of flour, one tablespoonful of sugar, one teaspoonful of salt, three of baking powder, one tablespoonful of lard or BUTTER, two eggs and a pint of milk. Sift together corn meal, flour, sugar, salt and powder; rub in lard or BUTTER cold, and eggs beaten and milk; mix into batter of consistency of cup-cake; muffin-rings to be cold and well greased, then fill two-thirds full. Bake in hot oven fifteen minutes.
The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)