sweet mush

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One of the many kinds of Zuni breadstuffs referenced by the ethnologist Frank Cushing. In the early days, sweet mush was made with corn and sweetened with juniper. The corn meal was mixed with water and the paste spread onto husks and then covered with a heavy stone to be baked in a sealed hearth all night. Dried flowers and wild honey were also used as sweeteners.

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