Every day we try to keep you up-to-date on what's going wrong with our nation (Thanks, Biden...) and I had an epiphany... I want to take things back. I think we need to start re-embracing our roots, personally and as a Nation, so I want to feature articles that steer away from politics from time to time.
I got to talking to my mama this past weekend and remembering my grandma's cornbread and it sure did take me back. I think it would be the perfect segway into this new little "feature". I hope you got your cast-iron skillet ready because that's how's done at our house!
No joke, I'd always add butter and pepper to it (don't know why lol) and it was surely a favorite of mine anytime I was with her. It always seemed so flawless for her, and even my mama, when they were cooking. I tried to get my wife to make it once and she added jalapenos... yeah, no idea why. Since then I'm in charge of making the cornbread when we want it, Lol.
But that's just my take. I would love to hear your stories about your grandmama's own cooking in the comments below.
What you'll need...
1 cup plain yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
1/2 cup butter
Now you can, of course, play around with this as much as you want but this is what my own mama swears all it took for them to make theirs. It was one of the highlights of spending so much time over there for me.
Thankfully, it's pretty simple to make.
Preheat oven to 425°. Whisk together the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk and eggs and then stir into cornmeal mixture just until combined. Heat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until it just begins to smoke. Add butter, and stir until butter is melted. Stir melted butter into cornbread batter. Pour batter into hot skillet.
Bake at 425° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and cornbread pulls away from sides of skillet.
That's it. Not a lot to it, right? Give it a shot and let me know how it turned out!