Karry Hosford
Yield
8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

Moist, tender corn bread is traditionally crumbled into a bowl of soup beans. If you have trouble turning out the baked bread, just serve it from the pan.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

Pour oil into a 9-inch cast-iron skillet. Place skillet in oven for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Combine the cornmeal, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Combine buttermilk, pepper, and egg, stirring with a whisk. Add egg mixture to cornmeal mixture, stirring just until moist. Remove pan from oven. Tip pan to coat bottom and sides with oil; carefully pour excess oil into batter, stirring to combine. Pour the batter into pan, spreading evenly. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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