The presence of sugar is what distinguishes Northern-style cornbread from its Southern-style cousin. Southerners claim that Northern cornbread is cake, not bread. If you enjoy some sweetness in your bread and prefer a light and airy texture, then some delicious cornbread from the North is likely for you. If, on the other hand, you prefer the dense texture and savory taste created by bacon drippings, buttermilk, and white cornmeal, you will love our Southern cornbread.
Note: This recipe requires one-fourth of a cup and one tablespoon of bacon grease.
Families have served this delicious, savory bread for generations and have customized this simple homestyle recipe to their tastes. Let's explore some ways to make Southern-style cornbread even more delectable.
A simple no-frills cornbread can shine on its own, but sometimes you're just hankering for a little something extra. Several ingredients can be added to cornbread to enhance its flavor and texture. Here are a few ideas:
Cornbread is the perfect accompaniment to any satisfying comfort food. Consider pairing cornbread with the following tasty options: