Great-Mama's Country Cornbread

Great-mama's Country Cornbread Recipe

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Maddie Bell


Our family's favorite cornbread recipe, as only my great-grandmother Madeline could make it. Fortunately, before she passed away at nearly age 101, she handed this legacy down to me.


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5 Min
25 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
    white corn meal
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 large
  • ·
    buttermilk (enough for a smooth batter)
  • 2 Tbsp
    bacon grease

How to Make Great-Mama's Country Cornbread


  1. Place a few tablespoons of grease into a medium iron skillet. Place skillet in oven at 400F when you turn the oven on.
  2. Mix all ingredients, making sure that you add enough buttermilk to make a smooth, moist batter with no lumps.
  3. Remove skillet from oven and pour grease into batter. Mix well, then pour batter into hot skillet and bake for 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and has cracks.
  4. Serve immediately. We prefer ours with fresh butter, cold buttermilk and fresh green onions!
  5. NOTE: the iron skillet is essential to this recipe! In a regular pan, this just won't come out the same.

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About Great-Mama's Country Cornbread

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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