Secrets From the Black Star Co-op Kitchen: Classic Southern Style Cornbread

This is a recipe straight from Grandma's kitchen—the mythological southern grandma that we as Americans share (though some were lucky enough to have the real thing). It's a simple, cheap, delicious recipe that will allow you to keep cornbread in the house pretty much forever. 

Southern Style Cornbread

Ingredients:

2 cup Cornmeal
1.5 cup Buttermilk
1.5 tbsp of Baking Powder
.5 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
2 Eggs
1 Serrano Pepper
.5 cup Sugar
.5 cup Canola Oil

Steps:

 

0. Pre-heat the oven to 450°.

1. Combine all dry ingredients.

2. Combine all wet ingredients separately. 

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3. Preheat the cast iron pan with butter. 

4. Combine both wet and dry ingredients until just together—you don't want to overwork it.

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5. Pour mixed ingredients into the hot cast iron pan and bake at 450°f for 20-25 minutes. 

And, voilà, the finished product: