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Cindy Daniel of Healdsburg Shed in Northern California learned how to make this moist cornbread from her mom while she was growing up in Louisiana.

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Credit: Thomas J. Story

Recipe Summary

1 hr 15 mins
Makes two 9- by 13-in. pans (24 squares) (serving size: 1 3-in. square)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°. Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl.

  • Divide butter between two 9- by 13-in. baking pans or ovenproof 12-in. frying pans and melt in oven, 4 minutes. Pour out all but a thin layer of butter into a small bowl to reserve; swirl remaining butter in pans to coat.

  • Whisk buttermilk and eggs in a medium bowl. Whisk in reserved melted butter. Pour buttermilk mixture into dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

  • Pour batter into pans and bake, swapping positions halfway through, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 minutes. Let cool.

  • *Find cornmeal at farmers' markets, healdsburgshed.com, and bobsredmill.com.

  • Make ahead: Up to 1 day, stored airtight.

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; calories from fat 51%; protein 3.5g; fat 9.1g; saturated fat 5.3g; carbohydrates 16g; fiber 0.9g; sodium 303mg; cholesterol 57mg.