Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by appleydapply

This is a great recipe from River Road Recipes (published by the Junior League of Baton Rouge). Perfect served with gumbo or red beans & rice, or any Southern meal.

Top Review by cindymcleod62

Great cornbread to have with chili! Not too sweet, just like we like it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease an 8-inch round or square baking pan (or, for more authenticity, a cast iron skillet). Preheat oven to 425. Place pan in oven to preheat.
  2. Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, and sugar in mixing bowl. Add corn oil and use a cutting motion with spoon so that oil will be well blended with other ingredients. Add the boiling water and mix well.
  3. Add cold milk and stir. Let stand for a few minutes until batter has cooled to room temperature.
  4. Mix in egg and then baking powder; beat briskly.
  5. Remove preheated pan from oven and pour in batter. Bake until lightly browned (approx. 20 minutes).

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