Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking pan or cast iron skillet with vegetable shortening, bacon grease or nonstick cooking spray. Sift flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Form a well in the mixture and add milk, butter and egg. Stir until just combined. Do not overwork batter. Bake to golden brown or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (approximately 12 – 15 minutes depending on oven).

Yield: six to eight