Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

My grandma Lorraine Stromgren would listen to WCCO Radio's Joyce Lamont as she broadcasted a daily recipe. My grandma would sit by the radio with pencil in hand to write down those recipe favorites! A cookbook was published in 1979 after 10 years of recipes being broadcasted. Of over 2,000 recipes that had been broadcasted, the cookbook has the recipes that were the listeners' favorites.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Put butter in a 9-inch square baking pan, and heat in the oven until butter melts.
  3. Sift cornmeal with flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  4. Beat in 1 cup milk, eggs and buttermilk.
  5. Pour batter over melted butter in baking pan.
  6. Pour 1 cup of milk carefully over the top of the batter- DO NOT STIR.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes, or until bread is golden brown.
Most Helpful

Wonderful! I had an OLD cookbook that had a recipe called "Spider Cornbread" but it somehow got lost in a move--and this is that recipe. Love it!

DeborahSu March 31, 2012

This is a wonderful cornbread. It's very moist and delicious. I used corn flour instead of wheat flour because of a gluten allergy. And I loved Joyce Lamont's broadcasts. Did you know there's a new cookbook out by her? Check Amazon for it.

dandllarsen January 14, 2010

this was delicious, moist cornbread. the preparaion was a little different and i was a little worried but it worked out great. i substituted the cup of buttermilk for a cup of cream of corn as i like corn kernals in my bread..i also used course ground worked well but i would like to try it again with regular cornmeal. i also found that this bread is a lot better if eaten fresh from the oven and not reheated. but a definate keeper. thanks. made it with regular meal and regular buttermilk... WAY better!!!! mmm mmm i even but a little less liquid on top and it was just so moist and heavy all the way through! i want to try it without the flour (gluten sensitivity) and maybe just put cornflour in it. i think i added some vanilla the second time too. so good!

sprue July 02, 2007