Basic Buttermilk Cornbread

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Bake: 38 Minutes


1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 large egg
2 cups self-rising cornmeal


1. Preheat oven to 425°. Melt butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet in oven 8 minutes.

2. Whisk together buttermilk and egg in a large bowl; add melted butter from skillet, whisking until blended. Whisk in cornmeal until smooth. Spoon into hot skillet.

3. Bake at 425° for 30 minutes or until golden.

Leigh Whatley, Marietta, Georgia,

Southern Living

May 2008