Old-Fashioned Cornbread Recipe

An Old-Fashioned Cornbread Recipe is just right with a bowl of chili.
By GRIT staff
February 2013

Bake Old-Fashioned Cornbread in a cast-iron skillet for best flavor.
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No chili dinner is complete without a side of Old-Fashioned Cornbread right out of the skillet.

Old-Fashioned Cornbread Recipe  

4 cups cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
4 eggs, beaten
4 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup bacon drippings

Heat oven to 400ºF. Grease a 10 1/2 inch skillet and heat in oven for 3 minutes or until very hot.  

In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add eggs and buttermilk; mix well. Stir in bacon drippings. Pour batter into hot skillet and bake for 40 minutes, or until golden brown.  

Yields 8 to 10 servings.  








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