Favorite Cornbread

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This is my favorite cornbread recipe. I feel like it splits the difference between Northern (dry) and Southern (sweet) style cornbread- it’s tender and lightly sweetened. I usually make it in a cast iron pan with bacon drippings because that is how Mother Nature intended cornbread to be made. My Dad splits cornbread and tops it with a pat of butter and a heavy drizzle of sorghum, which is hard to beat.

  • 1 TBSP butter or bacon grease
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 TBSP butter, melted

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place 1 TBSP butter/bacon grease in an 8-inch cast iron pan and place in the oven to melt. Alternately, grease an 8-inch pan and set aside.

Whisk cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl.

Whisk milk and egg together in a large measuring cup. Pour over cornmeal mixture and whisk until smooth. Stir in 4 TBSP melted butter.

Remove pan from oven and swirl butter/grease around so it coats the bottom of the pan. Pour batter into pan.

Bake 20 minutes until lightly brown.

Leftovers can be made into Cornbread Skillet Cake: https://bakersanonymous.org/2019/10/08/cornbread-skillet-cake/

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