Recipe by Patty Mae
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!
Top Review by DarksLight
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.
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups white cornmeal (stoneground if you can get it)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Liberally grease a 10-inch cast iron skillet and let it preheat in the oven for about 10 minutes while preparing the cornbread batter.
- Mix soda, baking powder, salt and sugar with cornmeal.
- Add buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter and mix well.
- Pour into the hot skillet and bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.