Southern White Cornbread

"This white cornbread is baked in a hot loaf pan coated with hot oil. The result is a delicious crispy crust with a tender inside. This is terrific with berry butter."
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Ready In:
1 loaf




  • Preheat oven to 350°; grease an 8"x4"x3" nonstick loaf pan with the shortening, leaving excess in the pan and place in oven.
  • Sift together sugar, flour, cornmeal and salt; mix buttermilk and baking soda; stir into cornmeal mixture and mix well; add melted shortening from loaf pan and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into the hot loaf pan and bake 50-60 minutes until golden brown and toothpick tests clean; cool on wire rack.

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