Aggie's Authentic Deep South Cornbread
3/4 cstone ground cornmeal
3/4 call purpose flour
1 1/2 tspbaking powder
1/2 tspbaking soda
1/2 tspkosher salt
2 largeeggs, lightly beaten
3 Tbspbacon drippings, melted plus more for greasing skillet
How to Make Aggie's Authentic Deep South Cornbread
- Preheat the oven to 425-degrees and position a rack in the middle. Grease a 9-inch cast iron frying pan with bacon drippings and place in hot oven to heat while preparing batter.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and the eggs. Add the melted bacon drippings. Add the flour-cornmeal mixture and stir just until combined. Pour the batter into the heated cast iron skillet.
Bake until the cornbread just begins to brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 23 minutes. Flip it onto a plate or cooling rack so the crust does not soften. Cool for about 10 minutes before serving.