Tennessee Cornbread

Recipe by Bliss
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Prepare Corn Bread: Heat oven to 350°.
  • Put butter in 9x5x2 inch loaf pan.
  • Place in oven to let butter melt.
  • Meanwhile, sift together in large bowl cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Add buttermilk and egg to cornmeal-flour mixture.
  • Remove loaf pan from oven and pour hot melted butter into cornmeal mixture.
  • Set loaf pan aside to cool.
  • Using a wooden spoon, mix corn bread batter only until all dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Thoroughly grease the inside of the cooled loaf pan with solid vegetable shortening.
  • This corn bread can stick to the pan so be SURE YOU GREASE THE PAN VERY HEAVILY.
  • If possible, use a pan with a nonstick finish.
  • Pour bread batter into prepared pan and put it on the center rack of the preheated oven.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Bread should be very light golden brown.
  • Remove pan from oven and immediately turn bread out onto a breadboard.
  • Let cool about 5 minute.
  • and cut into thick slices.
  • Serve with plenty of butter or honey butter (makes 1 loaf of bread).