Total Time
45mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Made with molasses instead of sugar, this turns out moist and delicious every time!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to 425 degrees. Place 8" square baking dish (preferably glass) with drippings (butter) in oven while it heats.
  2. Place 2/3 cup cornmeal in medium bowl.
  3. Mix 1 1/3 cup cornmeal, salt, baking powder & soda in small bowl.
  4. Pour boiling water into medium bowl of cornmeal. The water must be *rapidly* boiling to form the proper mush!
  5. Whisk in buttermilk gradually, breaking up lumps as needed.
  6. Whisk in eggs & molasses.
  7. When you can smell the bacon fat, or the oven is heated, remove pan from oven, then add dry ingredients to wet, and mix until just moistened.
  8. Whisk in hot fat from pan just until incorporated.
  9. Pour batter into hot pan, and bake about 25 minutes, until top is golden brown and center tests clean with a toothpick.
  10. Cool 5 minutes before cutting, and enjoy!

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