This is wonderfu! A true Southern cornbread recipe right down to the cast iron skillet. I did substitute bacon drippings for the shortning though, and let the fat get really hot before pouring in the cornbread so the bottom would come out crispy (the way we like it). The bread itself was light and oh so tasty, and not too crumbly. With some honey on the side......we were in heaven. Thanks Kim for sharing your Aunt's recipe.
A secret I learned from my Mom, and I'm sure she learned it from HER Mom.... we use basically this same recipe, but we melt about 4 tablespoons of shortening in the skillet in the oven. When it's melted and hot, we pour most of it into the batter and mix it up in the batter. Then pour the batter back in the pan and bake. Makes the edges really crunchy, and the texture not quite so crumbly.
I used a little yogurt with the milk, lowfat milk, and butter instead of shortening. I liked the fact that there was a lot more cornmeal to normal flour. Came out nice and moist but dried out a little in the fridge.
My compliments to Aunt Bernice. I used olive oil instead of shortening and added a couple of chopped chipotle chiles and a tsp of adobo sauce since I wanted the cornbread to perk up the rest of the meal a little.
The best cornbread I've tried so far. This had great flavor, and just the right texture, closer to a cake than to a dense, crumbly consistency. I used butter in a cast iron skillet. The cornbread froze well, too.
Nice and dense and not too sweet. I used butter instead of shortening, as I didn't have shortening on hand. Maybe a little dry ... perhaps I overcooked it. I only cooked it for 20 minutes but maybe I had my oven a little high? Will definitely use this recipe again.
This was delicious! 5 stars from me, dh, and mil. We served it with some crockpot ham and beans, and it was a feast. I used butter flavored Crisco in my cast iron skillet. Thank you Kim
oh, yum! this was SO good. Crisp on the outside, and moist on the inside. Great flavor, too! My grandmother was absolutely tickled to see me using her cast iron, which she got from HER mil.
very good and not too sweet(which is good cause i wanted a dinner bread) thank you for sharing with us!
Fabulous cornbread recipe. Wish I had a cast iron skillet, but had to settle for the cake pan method. It was still great. It is very hard to find a good cornbread recipe. I won't have to look anymore. Thanks for posting!