Palate Pleasers

Aunt Susie’s Homemade Corn Bread

Posted on: January 24, 2010

So, with my chili I needed Corn Bread, so I bought the Marie Callendars corn bread in the packet.  It came out ok – but wasn’t great.  It didn’t have that crunchiness that I remember corn bread having when I lived in Florida.  I remember the cast iron pans that had the “corn on the cob” groove – they always had a crunchy texture that I loved.  So, I had to find a recipe and truly make it my own.  Someone passed along their Grandmothers recipe to me and I have made it with my Chili every time.  I’ve also decided to name this recipe after me – that’s how much I Love it – plus I don’t really have anyone to give the credit too.  Cornmeal is a staple on my pantry shelf now and Buttermilk is something that I often have in my refrigerator – between the two there are many items that you can make and bake with them. 


2 cups Cornmeal

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 Tbsp sugar (add a little more if you like it a bit sweeter)

4 Tbsp canola or other vegetable oil

2 eggs, beaten

2 cups buttermilk

Combine dry ingredients.  Add beaten eggs and buttermilk to dry ingredients.  Pour into greased 8 to 10″ cast iron pan.  Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes  Serves 6-8 people

**COOK’s NOTES:  This is such an easy recipe and the cast iron pan gives it the crunchy texture.  I recently bought a 9″ Cast Iron skillet and it’s perfect for this recipe.  Before I used a 12″ cast iron pan and doubled the recipe since the pan was too large.  If you can get a smaller pan that would be best.  The sugar gives the bread some sweetness and you can omit or add a bit more depending on your preference.  1 Tablespoon seemed to work well for me.  Also coat the pan with some sort of cooking spray.  I will never use store-bought corn bread again.   Give this recipe a try the next time you need cornbread – I know you will love it!!**



1 Response to "Aunt Susie’s Homemade Corn Bread"

Your blog is great! Thanks for all the yummy recipes. I was hoping you’d include the cornbread recipe. Can’t wait to try it with my cast iron skillet.

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