The cornbread I usually get served is dry and crumbly. Many recipes also add sugar, making it taste more like cake. This is my Grandmother's recipe and it's MOIST and delicious with a slightly crisp bottom - the real Southern thing! She always served it with a big bowl of pinto beans! Keep in mind that, like many Southern cooks, my Grandma did not have this recipe written down. It was all measured in her head using appoximations. I've tried to put this recipe into measurable quantities for you, but it's really a by-sight kind of thing. I think I've gotten it right, however, so have fun, it's really easy!
My guests rave over this recipe because it's unlike the dry, flavorless cornbread they are used to. This bread can be made in a dish or in muffin pans. Can probably also bake in an iron skillet, but I haven't tried it.