Easy Southern Cornbread - Martha White®
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Easy Southern Cornbread

Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

25 min


10 Servings

Total Time

32 min

Easy Southern Cornbread


1 teaspoon all-vegetable shortening

1 large egg

1 1/2 cups buttermilk or 1 1/3 cups milk

1/4 cup pure vegetable oil

2 cups Martha White Self-Rising Enriched White Buttermilk Corn Meal Mix or 2 cups Martha White Self-Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix


Heat oven to 450ºF. Spoon shortening into 8-inch ovenproof skillet or 8-inch square or round baking pan. Place in oven to heat for about 5 minutes.

Whisk egg in medium bowl. Stir in buttermilk, oil and corn meal mix until smooth. Batter should be creamy and pourable. If too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional buttermilk. Carefully tilt skillet to coat bottom with shortening. Pour batter into skillet.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Tip: SELF-RISING CORN MEAL VARIATION: Prepare as directed above but substitute self-rising corn meal for self-rising corn meal mix and increase buttermilk to 1 3/4 cups or milk to 1 1/2 cups