Southern Cornbread

March 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbs baking soda
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • Bacon drippings (approx 6 tbs)


  • Preheat oven to 450° degrees
  • Place iron skillet in oven with bacon drippings
  • Mix the above ingredients – let rest for 5 minutes
  • Pour 3 tbs of bacon drippings in batter and stir quickly; leave remaining hot drippings in pan 
  • Pour batter into skillet and bake for approx 25 minutes or until done
  • Optional – add a cup of shredded sharp cheese and/or onion to the batter

Source:  Mr. Kenneth Bargers


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