Southern Corn Bread

  • Serves

    serves 6

Coarsely crumble this classic corn bread for use in stuffings.


  • 7 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 cups yellow or white cornmeal
  • 23 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 12 tsp. salt
  • 1 12 tsp. sugar (optional)
  • 1 23 cups buttermilk
  • 4 eggs, well beaten


Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. Grease a medium cast-iron skillet or baking dish with 1 tbsp. of the butter and set aside. Mix cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar (if using) together in a large mixing bowl. Add buttermilk and eggs and beat with a wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed. Add remaining butter and stir until just mixed.

Step 2

Pour batter into prepared skillet or dish and bake until golden, firm to the touch, and cracked on top, about 30 minutes. Set aside to let cool.

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