Old Fashioned Cornbread Recipe
A savory Southern cornbread made with simple ingredients.
Servings Prep Time
12pieces 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 5minutes
Servings Prep Time
12pieces 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 5minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a cast iron skillet, add enough oil to cover the bottom. Slowly tilt the skillet until the bottom and sides are covered in oil.
  3. Place the iron skillet on the stove and heat the oil while preparing the cornbread mix.
  4. Mix the cornmeal and salt in a bowl.
  5. Whisk the egg and the buttermilk together in a separate bowl.
  6. Combine the dry and wet ingredients.
  7. Add approximately 1/2 – 1 cup of water until the consistency is easily stirred and thin enough to pour into the skillet.
  8. *Adult Job* Slowly and carefully add the cornmeal mixture to the skillet. Be careful not to splash the hot oil when pouring. The cornmeal will begin to sizzle. This is creating the crust of the cornmeal which is my favorite part.
  9. *Adult Job* Place the hot skillet (use oven mitts) into the heated oven and bake for 20 minutes. Cornbread is ready when it is beginning to turn brown on the top and a toothpick can be cleanly removed from the middle.
Recipe Notes

Most of this recipe can be prepared by a child. Our book club has members between ages 5 and 10. However, the skillet will be very hot and heavy. An adult will need to help when moving it to the oven.

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