We love a good skillet of old fashioned, Southern cornbread. This cornbread is sweet and moist, and not at all dry. It is delicious with just a pat of fresh butter and darn right fantastic in a bowl of beans ! Your family is sure to love this recipe.
In an 8 inch skillet add 2 tbsp. bacon grease. Use a paper towel or brush to coat the sides of skillet. Put it into oven and turn on to 350 degrees. Pre-heat for 10 minutes. ( You can cheat and put skillet on top of stove and heat till hot, but not smoking.) Heating the skillet forms a nice crust.
In a medium bowl combine cornmeal mix, flour and sugar. Mix it up. Now add buttermilk, beaten eggs and oil and stir to mix well.
Pour into hot skillet. Put into oven and bake 18-20 minutes @ 350 degrees. Do not over-bake as that will make it dry ! Remove from oven and slice into 6 even pieces.
Serve with a pat of fresh salted butter, if desired. Enjoy !