Melanie B Recipe

Southern Cornbread MMB

By Melanie B MelBelle

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Melanie's Story

This is the cornbread recipe my ex-husband and MIL use to make the cornbread for cornbread dressing.


1 1/2 c
3/4 c
2 tsp
baking powder
1/8 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
egg, slightly beaten
3 Tbsp
bacon grease + enough to grease the iron skillet
1/2 + c

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix the dry ingredients together.
Add egg, bacon drippings. Slowly ad buttermilk until the mixture is soupy (sort of like cake batter, maybe a little thinner.)
Grease iron skillet with bacon drippings, enough to give it a nice even coat. Put the greased iron skillet in the oven until it is really hot - a few minutes, before pouring in the batter. Bake at 400 for 30-40 minutes.
I suppose you could make this in another oven safe dish, but I'm not sure how long you would cook it.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #cornbread, #Southern

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Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus
Oct 27, 2014
I love the use of bacon grease and buttermilk in this cornbread Melanie!! And the iron skillet method! YUM!! Pinched!!
Oct 13, 2014 - Melanie B shared this recipe with discussion group: THE KITCHEN KATERERS
Blondie Pussycat blondie8080
Jan 21, 2014
Mel~ur right! l made it and it is so good! *****5 STARS!!
l made buttermilk with full fat milk and vinegar. It was soooooo good! Holly's husband can drink a gallon of milk in 2 days. Instead if water, he pours a glass of milk. l bought a gallon today. He and Holly got home from her Dad's BD lunch about 4. l just went in there and it is half full. You can imagine his weight. He does nig like healthy food ever. Holly and l make healthy sides for us and she makes unhealthy for him or he acts like a big baby. She totally quit making salad, because he pours so much dressing on it, the lettuce is wilty. Ewwwww... He doesn't want to hear about it, so she just quit. l get so tickled when he gies off about healthy food.
She worries, because she has lost her 1st husband in 2007. He and she were 36 yo. She just doesn't say anything.
Blondie Pussycat blondie8080
Jan 21, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Melanie B MelBelle
Jan 21, 2014
It's super good with chili. I hope you like it. It's the recipe Mary makes all the time.