This section is from the book "Economical Cookery", by Marion Harris Neil. Also available from Amazon: Economical Cookery (1918).
1 cup (6 ozs.) corn meal 3 cups (3/4 lb.) barley or corn flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon (1/2 oz.) butter substitute 4 tablespoons (2 ozs.) grated maple sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup (1/2 pt.) milk
Into a bowl sift corn meal, flour, salt, and baking powder. Beat butter substitute and sugar until creamy, add eggs, and beat three minutes; add milk and meal mixture. Turn out on floured baking board and roll out one fourth inch thick; cut with a floured doughnut cutter and fry in plenty smoking hot fat. Drain and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Another Method. Beat one cup sugar with two eggs until light, add one tablespoon melted butter, one cup milk, and two cups flour sifted with one half cup soy bean flour, three teaspoons baking powder, one half teaspoon each powdered nutmeg and salt. Mix well and drop by teaspoonfuls into smoking hot fat. Fry and drain on paper.
Two tablespoons corn meal may be added if liked.