Place one quart of boiling water in a saucepan and then add salt, shortening and cornmeal. Pour the meal in slowly, and just as soon as it boils remove from the fire and let cool.
Now add egg yolks, sour milk, and flour in which you have dissolved baking soda and syrup.
Beat this mixture with a large spoon and now cut and fold in the stiffly beaten whites of the eggs. Pour in hot, well-greased baking dish and bake in a quick oven.
To add soda to the sour milk, dissolve the soda in one tablespoonful of the milk before adding to the remainder of the milk, and then use a Dover egg-beater and beat for three minutes to thoroughly mix.