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Southern Cornbread Recipe

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My family loves good old fashioned southern cornbread recipe! I have tried several recipes over the years – through trial and error, I eventually discovered what made the tastiest cornbread. The ingredients are more or less the same in most cornbread recipes, but it came down to three main things that really made a difference in the taste. If you want the best southern cornbread, my tips are that you must use sugar and butter in the batter, and then bake it in a cast iron pan!! My southern cornbread recipe has all my top tips covered! If you don’t have a cast iron pan*, you’ll want to get one for a perfect melt in your mouth, slightly crispy crust. Are you ready for the recipe?

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of yellow cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons of cane sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons of sea salt
  • 1/2 stick of melted salted butter
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 cup of whole milk

Southern Cornbread Recipe:

1: In a medium sized mixing bowl, place a flour sifter. Then add the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Next, sift the ingredients into the bowl.

2: Add the cornmeal into the flour mixture. Stir until combined.

3: Add in the milk, butter, and eggs. Stir with a whisk until smooth.

4: Place 1 tablespoon of butter into a 9  inch cast iron pan. Then place it into a 350 degree preheated oven. Leave until butter is fully melted. Then remove.

5: Swirl around butter until it coats the bottom and sides of the pan.

6: Pour the cornbread batter into the hot pan, smooth the top.

7: Place batter-filled pan back into the oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes. (You can check it’s doneness by poking the center of the cornbread with a toothpick. When the toothpick comes out clean, the cornbread is done baking.)

8: Remove the southern cornbread from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before cutting.

9: Cut into pieces and serve hot with extra butter. Enjoy!!

If you enjoyed this Southern Cornbread Recipe, you may also enjoy my Southern Biscuits Recipe – you can find it here.

*I love Lodge brand cast iron skillets. You can find the same one I have here: 9 inch Lodge Wildlife Series.

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