Cast Iron Skillet Corn Bread

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 15 min
  • Cook: 25 min
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Ingredients

1 1/4 cups coarsely ground cornmeal

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 cup whole milk

1 cup buttermilk

2 eggs, lightly beaten

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and place a 9-inch cast iron skillet inside to heat while you make the batter.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk in the milk, buttermilk, and eggs. Whisk in almost all of the melted butter, reserving about 1 tablespoon for the skillet later on.
  3. Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F. Coat the bottom and sides of the hot skillet with the remaining butter. Pour the batter into the skillet and place it in the center of the oven. Bake until the center is firm and a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes and serve.
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233 Reviews

Barb C.

Tweaked mine a bit, being from the south and wanting more kick. Tbsp of bacon grease went in with the skillet at 425*. Half as much sugar, added 8oz. shredded sharp cheddar, one 4 oz. can hot green chilis, one 14.75 oz. can of cream corn, and only 1/3 cup of buttermilk. No butter in recipe...used 2 tbsp melted bacon grease. Did I mention this is a southern recipe? This is awesome as a side with chili, ham and collard greens, or just alone. Freezes well.

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