This wonderful cornbread recipe was given to me by a very dear childhood friend of mine.She was what you would call a true friend.We shared everything.Sadly I lost my dear friend 3 years ago. I think about her everyday and especially when I make this cornbread. My wish to you is that you will love it as much as my family and I do.
In a large bowl add cornmeal and flour.Mix in together with a fork.
To that add the butter and the Crisco.Mix together with fork until it is coarse.Be sure to mix up real good.
Then add the buttermilk and water alternately.At this stage you will need to adjust how much buttermilk and water you use.I really never measure this but I do use more buttermilk than water.I mix it up until it becomes the thickness I want it.It is your preference.
Grease up a cast iron skillet with butter real good.Pour the mixture into the skillet.Be sure to put foil around the handle of your skillet if it's not heat resistance.You can also cook this in a dish instead of the cast iron skillet.That is your preference also.
In a preheated 350 degree oven put the cornbread in it.Cook for about 1 hr and 15-20 minutes.I just keep checking it because I like my cornbread to be real crunchy and brown.When it is done let cool about 5-10 minutes and then cut to serve.
I have mostly just estimated these measurements but they are really close.When I make this dish I usually just put in the amount of butter and Crisco I want to just like I do the buttermilk and water.Its not hard even for the inexperienced cook.Hope you enjoy this.