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.
Coat a 9-inch cast iron skillet with the bacon grease and place the skillet in the oven. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
In a small bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk.
In a large bowl, mix the cornmeal, buttermilk, salt, and melted bacon grease. Pour in the beaten eggs. Stir to combine.
Carefully remove the skillet from the oven. Pour the cornbread batter into the hot skillet.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the cornbread is golden brown. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
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:
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