Granny’s Cornbread

Cornbread can be an essential part to any southern person’s cuisine. I know that it is for me and my family. It is a food that I have grown up with and is one of my favorite comfort foods. So one day I had asked my mother to teach me how to make her cornbread (which was here grandmothers recipe before her).

So what you need to start with is your ingredients. Approximately 2 1/2 cups of corn meal (yellow or white), 1 1/2 cups of milk, 1 egg, and 2/3 of a stick of butter that is preferably salted. The color of cornmeal doesn’t affect the taste, however it matters what kind of butter you use. If you use unsalted butter or even oil you won’t get the same crust that forms on the edges.

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First step in the process is to preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Then you will need to mix the cornmeal, milk, and egg together. You will want it to at the consistency of a thick pancake batter. When the temperature of the oven is close to 425 put you skillet in the oven with the 2/3 of the butter stick in it. You’ll know when to add the cornmeal mixture when the butter starts to brown and bubble.

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Next pour the mixture into your skillet and for approximately 20 minutes at 425 or until the surface appears golden brown.

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