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Granny’s *Gluten-Free* Cornbread– Updated with Pictures!

on July 31, 2012

One of the things you have to adjust to in marriage is the food you eat. My mother made cake-like cornbread, with yellow flour and sugar- MMMM. Put a little syrup over it and it’s like dessert! My mother-in-law has always made hers with white cornmeal and no sugar. It too is very good, and that’s what Mr. X likes, so that’s what I cook. I always make it to go with something else- my favorite is under beans -pinto beans or red beans, and soup of most any kind.

Granny’s cornbread

Plop a spoonful of bacon grease in a cold iron skillet. (as much as your think your arteries can stand) Put the skillet in the oven and preheat it to 400.

Mix 1 cup of white cornmeal, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp soda in a bowl.

Add 2 eggs and 1 cup buttermilk, and stir it up.

Check your skillet- if the grease isn’t “shimmery” it’s not hot enough and your cornbread will stick. (If you’re not sure, you can drop a tiny drop of water in and it has to sizzle, but be careful that you don’t splash it on yourself.) If you have a quick-heating oven, leave the skillet in another 5 minutes or so before adding the batter.

When your grease is hot, hot, hot, tilt it around to make sure the skillet is coated all around.

If you put in lots of grease, you can mix that in your batter too! Then pour the batter in. It will make a beautiful sizzling noise!

Bake about 15 minutes- more if you like it browner. Pop it out upside down on your plate, and if all goes well, it will come out beautiful and whole!


*Updated to reflect Real life! With just the 2 of us at home, I started cutting the recipe in half since fresh made cornbread is so much better than leftover. Since you can’t halve an egg, and I really like it, I add 2 eggs when I make a whole recipe. And daughter Sunshine developed

17 responses to “Granny’s *Gluten-Free* Cornbread– Updated with Pictures!

  1. I have to try this! Thanks for the share!! Sounds delicious!!!

  2. With a pot of greens…you are talking!! 🙂

  3. Becca says:

    Yummy! Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble 🙂

  4. Ooh, that looks great! I absolutely love cornbread. 🙂 Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  5. Sounds and looks so delicious!
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  6. Kelly says:

    I love corn bread but all 3 of my children dislike it. This reminds me of a full size pancake. Maybe they will like it? I’ll try it and let you know. Thanks for linking up with us at No Ordinary Blog Hop. Every blessing, Kelly

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