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Southern Buttermilk Cornbread

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“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.”
10-12 muffins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pint buttermilk
  • 1 34 cups cornmeal (must use Martha White Self-Rising Enriched White Cornmeal Mix)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs and buttermilk, mixing with a wire whisk.
  3. Add cornmeal mix until the consistency is like pancake batter (approx. 1 3/4 cups).
  4. Mix in the flour.
  5. In the bottom of an 8x8-inch pan, casserole dish or muffin pan, pour enough oil to slightly coat the bottom. If you use a muffin pan, use about a teaspoons per cup.
  6. Put the oiled dish/pan into hot oven and let the oil get VERY hot, but NOT scorched. (You can test by placing a drop of batter into the dish. If the batter sizzles, it's ready!).
  7. Pour batter into the hot dish or fill muffin cups 2/3 full, and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Butter 'em up, and enjoy, ya'll!

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