Dick stole the hoe cake
Ran through the meadow with it
Hid it in a brush pile
And swore he never meddled with it
From Granny Will Your Dog Bite and Other Mountain Rhymes
Hoe cakes are just another way to fix your cornbread, a good variation on a mealtime staple. When I was growing up, we ate them just like cornbread but you can also have them with syrup if you like.