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Mama’s Old Fashioned Corn Bread

This is a family recipe handed down from my great grandmother, known as Memaw. She died not long after I was born in 1993 but her cooking style and recipes have been passed down through the generation and now I am sharing with you. I have never seen this particular recipe written down on paper and it has been made for years only by memory. These are usually the best ones, amiright?

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I hope you enjoy this wholesome, old fashioned, country recipe as much as I did learning to make it.

INGREDIENTS (Mama’s Version)

  • Some corn meal
  • A little sugar and salt
  • Just a bit of self rising flour
  • A couple eggs
  • A little bit of milk and oil

Mix together using a fork until smoothe. Make sure it’s not to thick and not too thin. Bake in a season cast iron skillet at 400 degrees F until golden brown.

Now that you have Mom’s version I have created a measurable version for those of us who need a little more direction. I know I certainly do!

INGREDIENTS (My Version)

  • 1/4 cup self rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup yellow corn meal
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup melted fat (shortening, butter or drippings”

Sift flour and sugar together in a bowl and mix with the corn meal. Combine eggs, milk and fat: add to dry ingredients. Stir until moistened. Bake in a wax paper lined 9 inch pan or a 10 inch greased cast iron skillet at 400 degree F for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Pamela
    at 6:12 PM

    I wish I would have had this recipe yesterday! It was a cold, rainy day in Ohio and I made chili and cornbread. I thought – I’ve heard of people using cast iron to make cornbread. I’m going to wing it. Wrong. I didn’t realize you baked it in the oven. I put it on the stovetop and within minutes it was burnt. My husband immediately was in the kitchen laughing at my failure. He went to grab his phone to Facebook shame me with a picture ( all in good fun) and I quickly threw it in the trash. lesson learned.

    • Reply
      roostandrestore
      at 6:30 PM

      You don’t know what you don;t know! I hope you found this recipe and instructions helpful!

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