Southern Buttermilk Cornbread

Liz Owen

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@Lizzy3366

This was my mother's go to cornbread recipe.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
vegetable shortening or bacon drippings
1 1/2 c
white cornmeal
3 Tbsp
unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking soda
2 c
buttermilk
1
egg

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 450°F
2
Place shortening in 9-inch skillet with ovenproof handle or 8-inch square baking pan.
3
Place in oven about 3 minutes. Skillet will be very hot when shortening is melted.
4
While skillet is heating, in large bowl combine corn meal, flour, salt and baking soda; add buttermilk and egg, mixing well.
5
Pour batter into hot prepared skillet.
6
Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until surface cracks and edges are light golden brown and pull away from side of pan. Serve hot with butter.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom