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Southern Corn Bread


  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups medium sift yellow corn meal
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease

Instructions

  1. Melt bacon grease in a cast iron skillet in oven while preheating oven to 350 degrees F, OR fry 2 slices of bacon over moderately high heat to yield 1 tablespoon of bacon grease.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk cornmeal, baking soda, salt & baking powder.
  3. Add eggs & buttermilk. Stir with a large spoon to combine.
  4. Pour melted hot bacon grease into mixture & stir well to combine.
  5. Pour batter into hot cast iron skillet & bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.