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southern cornbread

Recipe by
Catherine Cantrell
Columbus, GA

This is plain and simple southern style cornbread! Nope! No sugar in mine. Real southern cornbread doesn’t have sugar in it, in my opinion.

method Bake

Ingredients For southern cornbread

  • 1 1/2 c
    cornmeal mix (stivers or martha white)
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    buttermilk or regular sweet milk

How To Make southern cornbread

  • Cast iron pan of cornbread
    Preheat oven to 450 At this time you can add the teaspoon of oil into your cast iron pan and stick it in the oven to heat the oil in the pan (about 5 minutes) while you prepare the rest!
  • 2
    I just dump all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and whisk well.
  • 3
    It may be pretty thick (not pourable). If so, just add some more milk. I’ve added 1/4 cup extra milk to this mixture at times.
  • 4
    Carefully remove your hot pan from the oven and slowly pour in your batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Cast iron pan of golden cornbread
    When I removed my baked cornbread I usually slather the top with butter, just letting it soak in! It’ll pull nicely away from the side of the pan. You can serve out of the pan or flip it out onto a serving plate.
  • 6
    No need to use cast iron, but if you do it makes the most wonderful crispy crunchy edges that everyone loves!
  • 7
    You could make muffins with this as well, adjust your bake time. I also fry it up in a shallow pan of hot oil, draining on paper towel’s.