You can find a recipe for hot water cornbread on the website of ABC's culinary program "The Chew." Hot water cornbread is a Southern classic that is quick and easy to prepare.
To make the hot water cornbread featured on The Chew, combine 1 cup of white cornmeal and 1 teaspoon of salt in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon of bacon fat or shortening and 3/4 cup of boiling water. Mix well, and shape the dough into small patties.
Heat 1/4 cup of peanut or canola oil in a cast-iron skillet on the stove top. Fry the patties until they become golden on each side, or about five minutes. Serve them immediately. This recipe makes 12 servings and can be doubled or tripled to feed a larger crowd.