Skillet Cornbread

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Have you ever had a “cornbread” debate with anyone?  The debate is: do you like cornbread or cornCAKE?  Corncake, is a cornbread that is super sweet and has a lighter texture, kind of like the Jiffy mix cornbread.  CornBREAD is not so sweet and the texture is more course. 

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Around our house we like good old cornBREAD cooked in a hot buttered cast iron skillet.  It truly is one of the simple and delicious things in life.  Cooking it in a hot skillet makes the crust crispy and so, so tasty.  It is the only way I fix cornbread.  Using buttermilk also gives the cornbread a rich flavor, and be sure to use real butter.  It will make a difference.  The recipe is super simple, so try it out and see if you can settle the great cornbread debate around your house with this recipe.

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Skillet Cornbread

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising white cornmeal mix
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Place butter in a 10" cast iron skillet
  2. Heat in a 425 degree oven for about 5 minutes until melted
  3. Meanwhile stir together cornmeal and flour
  4. Whisk in the eggs and buttermilk
  5. Remove the butter from the oven.
  6. Swirl the butter to coat the skillet, then pour the remainder into the cornbread mix.
  7. Stir until blended
  8. Bake at 425 for 20-25 until just golden brown
  9. Serve warm, straight from the skillet

Recipe Notes

I use White Lilly white cornmeal mix
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Comments

  1. 5

    says

    This looks delicious. I think what I make is what you call corn cake. My family loves it. I may just have to try making it this way instead. Love the look of it in the skillet too.

  2. 9

    TAMARA says

    I HAVE HAD THAT DEBATE MANY TIMES. WE NEVER HAD CORNCAKE IN MY FAMILY. OUR CORNBREAD IS ALWAYS MADE WITH WHITE CORNMEAL AND BUTTERMILK.

    IT HAS BEEN MY OBSERVATION THAT CORNCAKE IS MADE WITH YELLOW CORNMEAL, SUGAR AND SWEET MILK.

    MY HUSBAND PREFERS JIFFY CORN MUFFIN MIX. HE WILL NOT ADMIT THAT IT IS NOT CORNBREAD.

    SO QUITE OFTEN I MAKE BOTH BECAUSE I WILL NOT EAT CORNCAKE WITH MY BEANS AND GREENS.

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