Buttermilk Corn Bread
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter - (1 stick)
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter 13- by 9- by 2-inch metal baking pan. Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Whisk in buttermilk, then eggs. Mix all remaining ingredients in large bowl. Stir in buttermilk mixture. Transfer to prepared pan.
Bake corn bread until edges are lightly browned and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool completely in pan. If using in stuffing, cover tightly and store at room temperature at least 1 day and up to 2 days.
This recipe yields 10 servings.