Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease or line a dozen muffin cups. Sift together the flour, soda, salt, and sugar into a large bowl and stir to blend.
In a medium bowl, mix the hominy, sour milk and melted butter together, then stir in the eggs. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and stir just enough to moisten all the dry ingredients.
Ladle the batter into the muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Source of quotation: Clifton Johnson, ed., “Hudson Maxim: Reminiscences and Comments” New York: Doubleday, 1924. Reprinted by permission of Margaret Johnson Rutter. In Shain, Charles and Samuela Shain, eds. “Growing Up in Maine: Recollections of Childhood from the 1780s to the 1920s,” Camden, Me: Down East Books, 1991.