Authentic Cornbread

Dry ingredients: Wet ingredients: Variation: Civil War cornbread... Use all cornmeal, no flour; leave out the baking powder, baking soda, and sugar (field soldiers didn't carry around a lot of ingredients).


  1. Preheat oven to 425-450 degrees
  2. Mix dry ingredients
  3. Mix wet ingredients
  4. Mix wet and dry ingredients together (with fork, should be lumpy) (Add liquid ingredients little by little)
  5. Heat bacon grease in cast-iron frying pan until "wavy-hot"
  6. Pour most of the bacon grease into the batter but leave some in the pan
  7. Put the batter in the skillet (it should sizzle and pop)
  8. Cook on stove top about 1 minute
  9. Bake in oven 425-450 degrees 20-25 minutes
  10. Take out of pan immediately