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!
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 : )
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.
Very good! We happened to have a lot of cornmeal in the house so I used that instead of a pre-mix. Had to add about 1/4 C more cornmeal to get texture right. Also made the buttermilk from scratch using apple cider because I was out of white vinegar-and then my fiancee didn't know I had already added the vinegar, he added juice from a hand squeezed lemon. I was very concerned about that but had to proceed anyway. <br/><br/>Because we like spicey stuff, I added about 3 TBS of a gingery habanero sauce to the mix. <br/>Beyond delicous. Didn't even catch the heat of the habanero sauce! I topped it with some agave nector to give the top a nice sheen. Beyond awesome!
I have this recipe that is pretty much the same from my southern mother in law. Best MIL in the world. Bacon grease is the choice over shortening and the cornbread goes great with a fresh mess of pinto beans.
So good I'm going to get me a cast-iron skillet to make it even better.
Thank you! This is REAL corn bread just like my grandmother made it and my father grew up on. They were very poor so they usually made it without the buttermilk, which was added for special occasions. My grandmother and her generation died without ever writing down the recipe. I remembered it indistinctly and have looked for it ever since. This is it! THANK YOU!
This was heavier than I expected, but tasted pretty good. I did add 1 tablespoon of sugar as we like a little sweeter cornbread.
came out great i did not change any thing
If you like cornbread, you'll love this recipe. Easy to make & delicious outcome. I had to go to 5 shops to find buttermilk (not a common ingredient in the UK!) which seems to be just very thin yogurt. I wonder if diluting yogurt with some milk would produce a good substitute?