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southern buttermilk cornbread

Recipe by
Liz Owen
Oklahoma City, OK

This was my mother's go to cornbread recipe.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For southern buttermilk cornbread

  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable shortening or bacon drippings
  • 1 1/2 c
    white cornmeal
  • 3 Tbsp
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 c
  • 1

How To Make southern buttermilk cornbread

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 450°F
  • 2
    Place shortening in 9-inch skillet with ovenproof handle or 8-inch square baking pan.
  • 3
    Place in oven about 3 minutes. Skillet will be very hot when shortening is melted.
  • 4
    While skillet is heating, in large bowl combine corn meal, flour, salt and baking soda; add buttermilk and egg, mixing well.
  • 5
    Pour batter into hot prepared skillet.
  • 6
    Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until surface cracks and edges are light golden brown and pull away from side of pan. Serve hot with butter.

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