It turned out delicious. I did add one tbsp of sugar (I grew up on Jiffy. I had a hard time imagining cornbread with no sugar!). It was great and I think next time I'll be ready to completely omit the sugar. We did not have a skillet so I used an aluminum pan and it worked well.
This is an excellent Southern Cornbread recipe. It turned our a little too salty for me, so I think when I make it the next time (and there will be a next time) that I will decrease the salt a little. Thanks for a good moist cornbread recipe!
Absolutely perfect cornbread. I didn't change a thing. I've been looking for this recipe for years! I didn't grow up making cornbread like so many lucky southern girls do. This recipe got stuck on the inside of a cabinet door - where all the keepers go - until I learn it by heart. Which I will. Thanks!
Simple to make, delicious & we loved the fact it has no sugar because sweet cornbread seems not quite right when served with chilli. Only changes: butter because we didn't have shortening or similar; and I used plain milk before I realised your recipe said buttermilk. Thanks Jessica for replicating & sharing your Grandpa's recipe, my Hubby wants to make some more now! :-)
Absolutely delicious cornbread, I agree, never add sugar..i don't know how your grandpa's could have been better. I'd love to have you biscuit recipe... thanks for the cornbread recipe.
What's not to love about cornbread!!!??? Delicious!
Delicious! I used bacon drippings and a cast iron pan. I made my own buttermilk with vinegar.Using the cast iron made the cornbread nice and golden brown. Loved it!
Awesome cornbread! Don't cry hun! I didnt add any sugar! This is outstanding as is! Thanks Jessica and Jessica's grandpa!
The only way to do cornbread,was raised in the south and we always did it like this.A great recipe.
This is truly an outstanding cornbread. True southern delight. And Jessica you don't have to cry because I wouldn't think of adding sugar. Just excellent. thanks. I think I've found my cornbread for my crockpot dressing for Thanksgiving.