Friday, November 5, 2010

Family Recipe Friday - Mama's Cornbread

Mama's Cornbread

1 cup stone ground cornmeal
1 cup self-rising flour [I use Martha White's]
1/4 cup melted lard
1 egg, slightly beaten
3 tbsp. sugar
1-3/4 cup whole milk

Preheat Oven to 325 degrees farenheit.
Mix together dry ingredients.
Add milk and egg.
Melt lard in 9-inch cast iron skillet on stove top. Swirl around the bottom of the pan to completely coat. Pour lard into mixture, the hot lard will cause the milk to slightly curdle and will add extra flavor to the bread.
Mix well.
Pour cornbread mixture into skillet.
Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until golden brown, or toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

This is best served hot.

It is good with beans or soups. Or alone!

Serve cold with buttermilk for a real treat!

1 comment:

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I've tasted cornbread once but never made it.
In my French-Canadian family my grandparents made a kind of corn flour porridge but what I really love is my husband's Italian recipe for polenta with rabbit stew!
I might just try your recipe. Thankss,
Evelyn Yvonne Theriault
A Canadian Family