Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This cornbread recipe is straight from my Grandmothers restaurant. My grandparents owned and operated a small family-style restaurant in the 50's in Northwest Indiana.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together thoroughly.
  2. Pour into either an 8x8-inch pan, or you can use a greased 10-inch cast iron skillet like I do. This works really great.
  3. Bake at 400°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until corn bread is done.
  4. Serve hot and enjoy.
Most Helpful

I'm sure this was a popular item on Gladys' menu! This would be a great side to chili, ham steak or fried fish! I melted the butter in an iron skillet in the oven while preheating, used white corn meal (all on hand) and added an extra tablespoon of sugar. Wonderful texture and a great cornbread for anyone likes their cornbread without sweetness. Thank you, Melody Ashcraft!

Bev September 13, 2007

I would definitely say Grandma knows what she is doing. Served as a side with catfish and collard greens. Easy recipe and so good hot out of the oven with butter and honey. MMMMM! Thank you Melody and Melody's grandma!

tornadoes three July 07, 2007