On Saturday, I decided to make this cornbread to go with dinner. I had a surprisingly hard time finding cornmeal - I had looked for it in the grocery store before with no luck, so I ended up getting it at the health food store. Then I went to the grocery store and saw it there too. Go figure. Either way, I got the cornmeal and made this delicious cornbread, so it was all worth it in the end!
My dad really enjoyed it too. I think it may be the first of many Southern recipes that I will be making in the next little while - his next request is "caramel cake", like Minny makes in The Help. If you have a good recipe, let me know!
Classic Southern Cornbread
Adapted from Food Network
Makes an 8 x 8 in. dish of cornbread
- 5 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease an 8x8 inch square pan.
Melt butter in the microwave and let cool.
In a small bowl, mix together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs, buttermilk and cooled butter. Gradually add the flour mixture, stirring until just combined.
Pour batter into pan and cook until it just begins to brown and a toothpick comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.