Southern cornbread

mary hendricks


Old old recipe . I've tried many this was hands down the favorite of the family. Yes it has a splash of sugar but it is not sweet . it only cuts out that bitter taste ya get with some corn meal. The bacon drippings. Make the crust so much crisper and gives it that extra umph in flavor . you can use corn or veg oil if ya don't do the bacon
This is a great one to use for cornbread dressing


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5 Min
20 Min


  • 2 c
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1
  • 1 1/4 c
    buttermilk ( 1 1/4 cup milk 2 tsp vinegar)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/3 c
    veg or corn oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    bacon drippings ( sub 3 tbls of veg oil)

How to Make Southern cornbread


  1. Preheat oven and pan ( I prefer using cast iron ) with drippings or oil
  2. Mix corn meal, flour, salt, baking soda, sugar in bowl
    Make a well in center of dry ingredients
  3. Crack egg and drop into well and gently beat try not to mix in the flour yet
  4. Pour butter milk on egg and mix all of it up. Don't over mix
  5. Take pan with oil out of preheated oven and pour mixture into pan. Lighty spread mix out to edges of pan
  6. Bake 20 minutes until brown and cooked through
    Allow to rest 20 minutes if ya can before cutting and taking out of pan. lol

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About Southern cornbread

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

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