Skillet Cornbread

Well here I am!
Ready!
Ready to share the CORNBREAD recipe!
Oh Yeah!
Aint~nothin' much better than good ole' Southern Cornbread!
But first I must say!
I must take a moment to thank you!
Thank you from the bottom of my little heart!
Your sweet~loving~encouraging comments talked me right out of my NEGATIVE mindset!
Pop here if you missed that CRAZY~talk!
I lost my HEALTHY~PERSPECTIVE for a moment!
But never again...PINKY~PROMISE!
So let's talk CORNBREAD!
Well you know I made this soup!
Pop here if you missed the recipe!
I made this soup for a friend...under the weather!
And when you make VEGGIE Soup...in The South...you must make CORNBREAD too!
Now usually I make my Cornbread SWEET!
And usually I use the Cornbread recipe on the Cornmeal box!
Pop here to see how I usually make it!
But for some reason I wanted to try something new!
So I thought for a moment...and guess who came to mind!
No!
Not Ina!
Even though Ina does have a delicious Jalapeno Cornbread!
Pop here!
I was in the mood for SOUTHERN...like really SOUTHERN!
Southern and old~timey and PIONEER~ish!
Have you guessed it yet!
Yep!
That's right!
I finally decided to try one of Pioneer Woman's recipes!
You can find the lovely Pioneer Woman here!
The Pioneer Woman shares her Skillet Cornbread here!
And you can find her famous cookbook here!
{I really really need this cookbook!}
Do you have this cookbook?
Don't you think I need it!
Before you make this cornbread...tie on your VINTAGE apron!
It's the SOUTHERN thing to do! ;o)
Here's what you will need:
1 cup Yellow Cornmeal
1/2 cup All~Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 cup Buttermilk
1/2 cup Milk
1 whole Egg
1/4 cup Shortening
2 Tbsp. Shortening {for melting in SKILLET!}
~Preheat oven to 450 degrees~
Now I was raised making cornbread in a BLACK cast~iron skillet!
The KEY to crispy cornbread is to melt the shortening in the skillet...
heating up the skillet.
This preps the skillet for the cornbread mix!
So add the 2 T. of shortening to the skillet and place the skillet in the pre~heating oven!
Now!
Get busy mixing up the cornbread!
Begin by adding the cornmeal.
Now add the flour.
Give it a stir.
Add the salt.
Set this aside.
Now you will create the WET mixture.
Add the buttermilk.
Can you believe my Ma~Maw used to eat cornbread...soaked in buttermilk...with onions on top!
Her name was Hortense.
And she was THE BEST Ma~Maw in the whole wide world!
She always...always had CORNBREAD in the oven!
Now!
Add the milk.
Stir it up a bit.
Add the egg.
And whip it up with a fork.
Now take a big SNIFF!
I LOVE the smell of BUTTER~MILK!
Add the baking powder.
And the baking soda.
Now keep whipping it up...and watch it BUBBLE!
Take another SNIFF!
This is the SMELL of SOUTHERN~COOKIN'!
Now add the wet mixture to the dry.
Gently stir.
Cornbread likes to be handled with care!
No ROUGH~PLAY please!
Now microwave/melt the shortening.
Add it to the cornbread mix.
Now take your pan out of the pre~heated oven.
When I was growing up...my Mother would make sure the oil was READY {hot enough}
by dropping in just a tee~tiny bit of cornbread mixture.
If it SIZZZZLES...
 the skillet is READY!
Pour in the cornbread mix!
If you here a BIG~SIZZLE!
SMILE!
You've got some CRISPY~SOUTHERN Cornbread coming up!
Pop it in the oven!
Bake 20~25 minutes...or until GOLDEN brown!
Take a look around your kitchen!
If it looks like this:
Then SMILE!
If your kitchen looks like this...then you are an official SOUTHERN COOK! ;o)
Such a pretty~southern site!
I was very pleased with The Pioneer Woman's Skillet Cornbread!
I even made up some HONEY~BUTTER to send along with the cornbread!
Every time I make cornbread...
I'm reminded of my SOUTHERN ROOTS.
I'm reminded of how proud I am to be a SOUTHERNer!
Even though my HEART BEAMS in my new world here in the Northwest!
I will always...always...always...be a SOUTHERNER at HEART! 
But you knew that...didn't you! ;o)
Hugs and Ooodles of LOVE being sent to you all!
I just adore cornbread!
But I ADORE you even more!
XXOXOXOX

17 comments:

  1. Lovely recipe...have to try soon!

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  2. Sounds delicious, might give it a try this week.

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  3. Was I ever happy to see your image of the cornbread on my computer screen! That meant you were back! Hooray, so happy to see you are back in the swing of things.

    I love cornbread! I would bring the Three Rivers brand of cornmeal mix back with me from TN and now they have discontinued it. I will have to try your recipe. Every night my grandfather had buttermilk and cornbread. :-)

    Thank you, we appreciate YOU! ♥

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  4. Just popping in from vacation to say Hi! Glad you are back to your perky self;>) I left you a note late last night on your last blog. You are a soul sister in many ways....hugs...Diana

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  5. Hi Teresa!
    I just love your blog - your recipes, pictures and adventures are so much fun to read! I grew up in the south and this is exactly how my grandmother made her cornbread. Thank you so much for posting this because it brings back great memories. I can't wait until it cools off here in the south so I can make your veggie soup and cornbread.
    I grew up in the south but my husband is from the pacific NW - I have always dreamed of living there and your blog makes me so happy.
    Keep on doing what you're doing!
    Hope you have an amazing day!

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  6. I just love your photos! I love cornbread and I like mine sweet too! I use The Kind Life by Alicia Silverstone's recipe. SOOOO good! We are having some tonight with our bean soup! YUM!

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  7. Can't wait to try this with some whole wheat flour!

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  8. Yum...my hubby would love that :)

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  9. Oh I love corn bread... I also love corn muffins... Whenever I'm out, Teresa, I opt for the corn muffin if I can't decide :o)

    I'm going to dig out my cast iron skillet...
    Gotta get it seasoned again I think...

    Thanks for the reminder to get back to basics... the weather is gettin' chilly and the soup kettle's on!
    lots o love,
    Maria

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  10. I absolutely LOVE corn bread!!! And corn muffins...and it reminds me so much of my grandmother!!! YOUR recipe makes me want to try this! Great Stuff Teresa!!

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  11. Okay...you had me with cornbread...OH YEAH:)
    Definitely going to try these versions. And while I live in the south, I wasn't born there...but they DO know how to cook! Now if only it would rub off on me. Keep sharing your yummy recipes:)

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  12. OMG! I am so happy you found my blog & now I found your blog too. Yours is awesome!! Looks like we both love pink :) I met Ree this weekend at BlogHer Food SF. She is as beautiful as she looks in the pic & a doll. See you soon :) xo

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  13. That looks BEAUTIFUL!!! Here's what I think....we need a Girl's Weekend AT Ree's Lodge! What do you think? Think we could crash the place? Maybe after seeing this post, she'll offer it up to you!

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  14. mmm....I love cornbread...my mom used to make it all the time...we called it Jonny Cake and I love it with golden syrup...uh oh...now I am going to have bake some and unfortunately..eat way too much.Thanks for sharing.
    Debbie xo

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  15. That last photo of the finished cornbread in the skillet is killing me! It looks SOOO GOOD!

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  16. Mmmm, looks amazing. I love the Pioneer Woman. She's amazing. We should call you the Island Woman!

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