Cornbread I

Cornbread I

Nancy Pasqualone 0

"Old style cornbread that is baked in iron skillet and rises very little. Grainy, not cakey, texture."

Ingredients 55 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 91 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 91 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.2g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 416 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (225 degrees C). Melt the shortening in a 9 inch round iron skillet in the heating oven.
  2. In a large bowl, stir the cornmeal, salt and baking soda together. Stir in the egg and buttermilk.
  3. Remove skillet from the oven and pour the batter into the skillet, stirring the melted shortening into the batter.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven when top of cornbread is brown and it feels firm to the touch. Turn out on to a serving plate. Cut into wedges and serve immediately with butter.
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I have a hard time with cornbread recipies because I like my cornbread dense and grainy, but sweet. Most recipies are either sweet and cakey, or dense and salty or bland. The first batch I made followed the recipe exactly and was quite good. It was a little salty for my taste, but delicious drizzled with honey. Once I had a feel for the flavor of the original recipe, I set out on my own. I reduced the salt to 1/2 tsp, and added 1/2 tsp sugar and a good squeeze of honey. It was just about ideal. If you try it this way though, watch it carefully as it bakes. The added sugars can make it brown very quickly. You may want to compensate by baking it in a larger, shallower pan so that the crust doesn't brown before the center is cooked through.


This is the perfect cornbread! It's the kind, being from Arkansas, that I was raised on and have eaten my whole life. I can't stand the sweet, cakey cornbread that most people make today - this is REAL cornbread!! Gritty and dense and not sweet at all - excellent! This brings back great memories of my Grandma's cooking. Perfect with a bowl of black eyed peas and a big glass of iced tea! :)


This is a great skillet cornbread recipe. I used regular milk rather than butter milk and it was still great. This makes a dense bread with a crunch crust. I prefer corn bread this way as it was how I was raised. If you are looking for a sweet corn bread recipe this is not it.