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    Southern Cornbread

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    30 mins

    10 mins

    20 mins

    Patty Mae's Note:

    This is THE real Southern cornbread, at least in my family. This is the way my mother and grandmothers made it, with stone-ground white cornmeal and buttermilk. Baking it in a preheated cast-iron skillet gives it a wonderful toasty brown crust. If your skillet is seasoned properly the cornbread will never stick - it will fall right out of the skillet when you turn it over. I love it right out of the oven slathered with butter - it's a slice of heaven!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 375°F.
    2. 2
      Liberally grease a 10-inch cast iron skillet and let it preheat in the oven for about 10 minutes while preparing the cornbread batter.
    3. 3
      Mix soda, baking powder, salt and sugar with cornmeal.
    4. 4
      Add buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter and mix well.
    5. 5
      Pour into the hot skillet and bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 28, 2008

      I'm sure this is awesome cornbread,The reason I'm not reviewing it is I "assumed" by using self-rising cornmeal,I didnt need the baking powder or baking soda,I was wrong.Next time I will use the soda & powder.

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    • on December 20, 2008

      55

      The BEST cornbread I've ever had in my life! I actually used regular yellow cornmeal and thought it was just fine. Thank you, Patty Mae, for the new family favorite at my house.

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    • on April 14, 2007

      45

      This was really good. I am always looking for a cornbread recipe without flour. I followed the recipe, (with the exception of the butter), and it was VERY thin. So much so that I added a half cup more cornmeal. I am not sure I needed to, or if it would have turned out fine, I just panicked! Even without the butter, it turned out VERY moist and very tasty! Oh, I also subbed Splenda for the sugar! I will definately make this again. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Southern Cornbread

    Serving Size: 1 (119 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 215.9
     
    Calories from Fat 83
    38%
    Total Fat 9.2 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 4.7 g
    23%
    Cholesterol 97.0 mg
    32%
    Sodium 456.8 mg
    19%
    Total Carbohydrate 27.3 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    8%
    Sugars 3.8 g
    15%
    Protein 6.9 g
    13%

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