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Southern Cornbread

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By bleu
Member since 2007

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1 tablespoon bacon fat, or vegetable oil or shortening
2 cups cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Place bacon fat (or fat of choice) into a 9" cast iron skillet (usually square, but round works, too).

Put pan into oven to heat.

Blend dry ingredients.

Mix wet ingredients and add to dry.

Mix until just combined -- a few lumps are okay.

Remove hot pan from oven and pour in batter. It should sizzle.

Bake until golden brown (approximately 15-20 minutes).

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This is true Southern cornbread, no sugar or flour included. If you live north of the the Mason-Dixon (or if you didn't grow up on it), you probably won't like it.

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