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southern cornbread

Recipe by
mary hendricks
conyers, GA

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

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For southern cornbread

  • 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 400°
  • 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