Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe comes from the Aunt Jemima website. It is just the southern style that I have been scouring the web for. My mother's family is from Georgia so even tho I'm a yankee I grew up on real southern cookin! They are all gone now and I never got their cornbread recipe and I've got a cravin'! Tomorrow I will be making this cornbread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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 mintues or until surface cracks and edges are light golden brown and pull away from side of pan. Serve hot with butter.
  7. * As a substitute for buttermilk, add 2 tablespoons vinegar to a 2-cup measuring cup. Add enough milk to equal 2 cups.
Most Helpful

Delicious corn bread, just the way it's supposed to be, with corn meal the main ingredient, not flour like so many on here seem to be. I made a pot of Hoppin' John and then this recipe into muffins and it was the best dinner. Only change I made was I added a tbsp of maple syrup for a just a hint of sweetness and because I love maple with corn bread :). Thanks for the awesome recipe Chef Caro!

Just_Ducky!! January 02, 2011

Oh my, this is like a little piece of heaven!! I've never made corn bread this way before but I'm never going back to the old standby! Thank you for sharing : )

sarahmcdon October 29, 2009

This recipe made a delicious corn bread with a denser texture as old timey corn bread used to be . I made it with Quaker corn meal as I always have it on hand for use as a coating for fish or corn meal mush. I sprayed the skillet with baking spray, added a teaspoon of melted bacon grease to the skillet, poured in the batter, and baked it at 425 degrees. I don't know that I will always use the bacon grease because spraying the pan is all that is actually needed, but bacon helps with the flavor. The recipe is southern corn bread as it requires no sugar and needs no sugar. Thanks for sharing. This is a keeper.

Mountainbaby September 29, 2013