Now that we broke down the historical accuracy of Pocahontas, why don’t we recreate some history? Corn (also known was “maize”) was a staple crop among Native American tribes. Due to its versatility and ability to be dried or ground into cornmeal, it would often be kept in storage for a few years in case of a poor harvest. Corn pone, a type of cornbread, was usually made with cornmeal. Using water, the cornmeal was turned into a dough, flattened, covered with leaves, and layered with hot ashes to bake it.
We will be making a type of corn pone with ingredients they had available at the time: