Originally Published:
1899 Ann Arbor Cookbook, 1899
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Take 1/2 pt. sifted cornmeal. White cornmeal is the only kind fit to use in making gruel. Moisten it with cold water and stir in 1 1/2 pts. boiling water, and add salt to taste. Stir well, so that there will be no lumps, and let boil 1 hour.