Classic Southern Buttermilk Cornbread

This cornbread is the classic buttermilk cornbread you’ll find throughout the South. There’s generally no sugar added to Southern cornbread, but if you prefer a sweeter cornbread, add a few tablespoons of sugar

This is an excellent cornbread to serve freshly baked in wedges with beans or greens, or a big bowl of chili. It makes great stuffing, too!

For a little extra flavor, add some bacon drippings to the skillet if you have it.

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Classic Southern Buttermilk Cornbread
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup shortening melted
Instructions
  1. Combine dry ingredients together in bowl.
  2. Add egg, milk, and shortening. Stir lightly.
  3. Pour into well-greased 9" square pan.
  4. Bake @ 425°F for 20-25 minutes.

Recipe based on one by Lavender Lynn
Photo by Outta Here