Southern Cornbread by Renae

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Renae McVay

By
@tummytickler

There must be a thousand ways we Southerners make cornbread. This is just mine. My family enjoys it and I hope you will too. It's a little different than your standard recipe but we like the buttery taste.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
9-10
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This cornbread is super easy to make and is fantastic. The aroma of butter, while it's in the oven, is mouthwatering. It bakes up to a perfect golden brown. And, it's crispy on the crust but nice and tender on the inside. This cornbread has a ton of buttery flavor and slides right out of cast iron pan. Delicious!

Ingredients

1 c
self-rising cornmeal
1/3 c
plain flour
2
large eggs
1-1/2 c
buttermilk
1/2 c
melted margarine (not butter)
1
8-inch cast iron skillet
butter flavored spray coating for pan

How to Make Southern Cornbread by Renae

Step-by-Step

  • 1Mix the dry ingredients together with a whisk. In the mean time melt the margarine in a microwave but save til the end. Also heavily coat the cast iron skillet with the butter flavored spray and place in a cold oven. Set the oven for 400 degrees and start it heating.
  • 2Add eggs to the dry mixture and stir in buttermilk. Make sure the consistency is just a little thinner than pudding. May want less or more buttermilk than called for so stir in half or more of the buttermilk and work from there.
  • 3Once the batter is the right consistency, mix in the melted margarine continuing to use the whisk. Make sure well incorporated.
  • 4Remove the now hot skillet from the oven that should be at 400 degrees by now and pour the batter into the pan. Should hear a little sizzle. Place in oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes. Turn out onto a plate, slice and enjoy.
  • 5Note: The reason I use margarine instead of butter is because of the oil content. Margarine is just essentially butter flavored oil.

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About Southern Cornbread by Renae

Course/Dish: Savory Breads, Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom