I found this recipe today while going over some old recipe cards that appeared in the back of a kitchen drawer. I'm certain I copied it out of a paperback book on sourdough breads, years ago. I can't find the book nor do I remember its' title or author. I've never tried the recipe, though I'll likely give it a go soon.
Does anyone here know anything more about it?
2 Cups Buttermilk
3 Cups corn meal
1pkg dry yeast
½ tsp salt
¼ C warm water
Sterilized corn meal
Scald 2 C buttermilk with 3 C corn meal over low fire, stirring until a smooth mush is achieved.
When cooled to warm, add yeast dissolved in ¼ cup warm water. Let stand. When it rises, stir it down and let rise again 3 times.
Add enough sterilized corn meal and white flour in equal amounts to make very stiff dough. Use a rounded teaspoon to make each cake.
Dip in corn meal. Lay on trays of absorbent paper and dry at room temp. Turn often and change paper as needed.
Store in fridge. 1 cake=1 pack dry yeast in starters and overnight sponges.
Sterilize corn meal in oven at low temp for 1 hour.. Stir often. Do not allow to burn.