Fresh butter that she made herself. I have tried to copy her recipe and have come close but hers was always better.
How to Make Southern Cornbread
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put about 2 tablespoons of oil or bacon drippings in a 10 inch heavy skillet. ( I prefer bacon drippings for a very crisp crust.) Cask iron will do nicely. Heat the skillet until hot but not smoking.
- Sift together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda
Add egg, oil of your choice and buttermilk and stir till mixed.
- Pour into a preheated skillet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Check the middle of the cornbread with finger. If it is done it will not leave a dent.