Perfect Southern Cornbread Recipe
Perfect Southern Cornbread is savory, not sweet. You’ll love this easy recipe that bakes up easy in about 20 minutes!
Servings Prep Time
8 3minutes
Cook Time
17minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 3minutes
Cook Time
17minutes
Perfect Southern Cornbread Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1tablespoon shortening,
  • 1cup corn meal,
  • 1/2cup all purpose flour,
  • 1/2teaspoon kosher salt,
  • 1/2teaspoon baking soda,
  • dash cayenne pepper,optional
  • 1cup buttermilk,
  • 1 egg,slightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place shortening in a 10″ iron skillet (or 8″ square baking dish) and place in oven to melt.
  2. Combine corn meal, flour, salt, baking soda, and pepper (if desired) in a mixing bowl.
  3. Beat buttermilk and egg together in a measuring cup, then stir into dry ingredients.
  4. Carefully remove skillet with melted shortening from oven, and pour cornbread batter into pan. Use a spoon to gently swirl the shortening over the top of the batter, trying to avoid scraping the bottom of the pan. Return to oven and bake for 17-20 minutes, until golden brown.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from allrecipes.com