It couldn't be easier to make this recipe for Simple Southern Cornbread. This easy cornbread recipe is ideal for those who like dense, savory Southern cornbread. Each bite is bursting with the flavor of cornmeal. Although this cornbread is crumbly like traditional cornbread is meant to be, the buttermilk helps to keep each bite perfectly moist. The trick to perfect cornbread is adding the batter to a piping hot skillet. This allows a flavorful golden brown crust to form on the bottom of the cornbread.
Because this recipe calls for basic ingredients, you most likely have everything you need to make Simple Southern Cornbread already in your pantry. Simple Southern Cornbread is easy enough to prepare on a weeknight, and it tastes delicious alongside almost any meal. For a sweeter treat, top a slice of the cornbread with whipped butter or a drizzle of honey. No matter how you eat it, you are sure to enjoy every morsel of this Simple Southern Cornbread.
Preparation Time15 min
Cooking Time15 min
Cooking Vessel Size12-inch cast iron skillet
For more details on making this cornbread, check out our step-by-step guide, How to Make Cornbread
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 1/4 cups stone-ground cornmeal
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place butter and vegetable in a 12-inch cast iron skillet. Place the skillet on the middle rack of the preheating oven.
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the eggs and buttermilk.
Slowly incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix.
Carefully remove the heated skillet from the oven. Swirl the butter and oil until the entire pan is coated. Pour the prepared batter into the hot skillet and return it to the oven.
Bake the cornbread for 15 minutes, until it is golden brown and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
Allow the cornbread to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
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