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Easy Cornbread

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Easy Cornbread

Easy Cornbread

Linda Larsen
This simple recipe for delicious cornbread is easy enough for beginning cooks to make. Serve it with some hot chili to warm everybody up on a cold winter's day.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 9 servings


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar, if desired
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbsp. solid shortening or butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9" square baking pan with nonstick baking spray containing flour and set aside. Sift the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl, and, using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the shortening or butter until particles are fine.

In a medium bowl beat the buttermilk and eggs together until mixture is blended. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients until just blended and you can't see the flour or cornmeal. This doesn't take long; don't overbeat the batter. There will still be some lumps.

You can also make this by combining the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. In a microwave-safe small bowl, melt the shortening or butter. Add buttermilk, then beat in eggs. Stir into the dry ingredients just until combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 23-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve hot with lots of butter and maple syrup!

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 5 out of 5
Easy Cornbread, Member arne4music

Simple to make, delicious! A great recipe for young or new bakers; easy success gives a confidence boost. For two taste sensations in one baking session, make a double batch; divide in two, put sugar to taste (1/2 to 2/3 cup?) in one half. Test both for doneness, since baking times may vary slightly.

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