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Buttermilk cornbread served from the skillet it is baked in is a special bread that is part of soul food tradition.
Heat oven to 400°F.
Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Stir in buttermilk, 1/3 cup melted butter and eggs just until mixture is moistened.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in heavy cast iron or oven-proof 10-inch skillet. Immediately pour batter into pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm.
Dietary Fiber: 2g
I also use bacon grease in the cast iron skillet instead of the butter and in addition to this if you put the skillet on top of the stove and get the grease nice and hot then sprinkle about a tablespoon of dry corn meal in the skillet before you pour the batter in it will help it not to stick and best of all is the extra crispy crust when you turn it over onto your serving plate.
I love this recipe. I make 5 to 6 trays for a game luncheon and there are never any leftovers.
This was really great cornbread. I upped the ante on the 'southern' by only using YELLOW cornmeal and substituting 1 Tbs of bacon grease for the 1 Tbs of butter that's melted in the bottom of the pan.If you've got an iron skillet, you must have a jar of bacon grease hidden in the back of the fridge, right!?!
This recipe is just what I was looking for; to make at home or at camp on the woodstove in the cast iron skillet.
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