Old Fashioned Cornbread.

Cornbread could be considered a southern classic.  It is an easy quick bread that can be paired with many crock pot meals on a busy day.  I recommend doing this in a cast iron. You will also need bacon grease for the pan (or vegetable oil if bacon grease isn’t available, I understand not everyone has a mason jar filled with it next to thier stove).

1.5 Cups of Cornmeal

1/2 Cup of flour

1 Tablespoon of Sugar

1 Teaspoon of Salt

1 teaspoon of baking soda

2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder

1/3 cup of bacon grease or vegetable oil

 

1.5 cups of buttermilk

 

2 eggs.

 

First thing, put grease in a cast iron, about three tablespoons and put it in the oven at 425 to preheat.

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Now…Grab a large bowl :beka iphone pics 753 - Copy

 

Mix dry ingredients with the grease…

Then take the buttermilk and mix with eggs, I forgot to take a pic with the eggs mixed.  So you have to use your imagination on this one.  beka iphone pics 754 - Copy

 

Now combine the buttermilk/egg with the dry mix.  Stir till just combined.

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Now, here comes the fun part. Take that hot cast iron and pour in the mixture (make sure the oven is fully preheated) It will sizzle, this is what gives it a good crust.

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You can see it is frying. Don’t worry about the grease.  It’s good for you.  Now bake for about 25-30 minutes at 425!

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Enjoy!

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