4 tbsp lard or bacon drippings
1 1/2 cups medium-grind cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups milk, more if needed
Preheat oven to 180 o C degrees.
Put fat in a cast-iron skillet or pan and place in the oven.
Meanwhile, combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix eggs into milk, then stir this mixture into dry ingredients, combining with a few swift strokes.
If mixture seems dry, add another tablespoon or two of milk.
When fat and oven are hot, remove skillet or pan from oven, pour batter into it and smooth out top.
Return pan to oven. Bake about 30 minutes, until top is lightly browned and sides have pulled away from pan.
A toothpick inserted into center will come out clean. Serve hot or warm.