Classic Cornbread

From Southern Living

Classic Cornbread
Classic Cornbread

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 4

    tablespoons butter, melted and divided

  • 3

    tablespoons warm bacon drippings, divided

  • 1 1/2

    cups stone-ground yellow cornmeal

  • 1/2

    cup unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

  • 1/2

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1

    large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 1/4

    cups buttermilk

  • 1/2

    cup milk

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 450°. Place 1 Tbsp. melted butter and 1 Tbsp. bacon drippings in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet; heat in oven 5 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, sift together cornmeal and next 5 ingredients in a bowl. Whisk together egg and both milks; whisk into cornmeal mixture just until combined. Whisk in remaining 3 Tbsp. butter and 2 Tbsp. drippings. Pour into hot skillet. 3. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan, and serve. Or cool completely in pan on a wire rack (about 1 hour).

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