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  •  cornbread recipe (20+ / 0-)

    okay I will try yours... you  try this one..been used in this southern family since at least the Depression.

    cup of corn meal
    4 tbs  of flour
    2-4 tbs  of sugar
    1/2 tsp of baking soda
    1 tsp of salt
    cup of buttermilk
    3 tbs spoons of bacon grease( or cooking oil) heated in iron skillet and then add most but not all to batter

    heat oven to 450
    after you pour your melted grease or oil into
    your batter return the skillet to the oven for a least a minute or two then pour batter into skillet. cook 12-15 minutes then flip the bread over put it back in for another 3-5 minutes. Invert again and eat hot with butter - if there is any left- eat with peas and greens.  most of the time I just go ahead and make two skillets at a time.

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    by texaslucy on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 07:29:33 PM PDT

    •  buttermilk and bacon grease (7+ / 0-)

      it must be good.  I will try it.

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      by Keith930 on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 08:04:58 PM PDT

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    •  That recipe is very close to one (4+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis, Wee Mama, wasatch, texaslucy

      I have from an old cookbook. They attribute it to Wallis Simpson. Fancy that ;)

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      by tardis10 on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 09:05:00 PM PDT

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    •  T's for Texas (2+ / 0-)
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      texaslucy, raincrow

      T's for Tennessee

      That's fairly close to my mother's recipe.  She had roots in both states.  Mrs Jotter (ahaha) recites it thusly ....

      1 cup cornmeal
      1/4 cup flour
      1 t baking powder
      1/2 t baking soda
      pinch of salt
      1 t sugar (optional)
      1 egg
      1 cup buttermilk

      Mix dry ingredients, add egg and buttermilk and stir.

      Heat 4 T good vegetable oil, bacon grease, or butter in the skillet, pour most of the hot oil into the batter, mix, and return to skillet.

      Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes (until golden on top)

      Bacon - Better!
      Buttermilk - essential!
      Cast iron skillet - essential!

      Butter - mostly at the table, with other sweets if desired eg molasses, honey.

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