Grammer's Corn Bread
- Pour 2 tablespoons oil into a 9- or 10-inch cast iron skillet; place in oven and preheat oven to 450 degree F. (Or, to use a 9x9x2-inch baking pan, omit the 2 tablespoons oil and grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of the pan; set aside.)
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar (if desired), baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Make a well in the center of the cornmeal mixture; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine egg, buttermilk, water, and the 1/4 cup bacon drippings or oil. Add buttermilk mixture all at once to cornmeal mixture. Stir just until moistened.
- Carefully and evenly spread batter into hot skillet (or prepared baking pan). Bake in the 450 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Serve warm. Makes 8 or 9 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
To make 1 cup sour milk, place 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 1 cup total liquid; stir. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes before using it in a recipe.
Nutrition Facts (Grammer's Corn Bread)
- Per serving:
- 261 kcal ,
- 11 g fat
- (3 g sat. fat ,
- 34 mg chol. ,
- 497 mg sodium ,
- 34 g carb. ,
- 3 g fiber ,
- 5 g pro.