Cornbread vs Hoecake - What's the difference?

cornbread | hoecake |


As nouns the difference between cornbread and hoecake

is that cornbread is (us) bread made from cornmeal while hoecake is a type of cornbread or cornmeal cake, made of water and salt it was originally baked before the fire or in the ashes on a type of iron pan called a hoe (not a gardening hoe!) now it is fried in cooking oil in a skillet.

cornbread

English

Noun

  • (US) Bread made from cornmeal.
  • hoecake

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A type of cornbread or cornmeal cake, made of water and salt. It was originally baked before the fire or in the ashes on a type of iron pan called a hoe (not a gardening hoe!) now it is fried in cooking oil in a skillet.
  • *In Jean Fritz's children's book George Washington's Breakfast the protagonist finds out that George Washington may have eaten hoecakes for breakfast.
  • See also

    * johnnycake

    References

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