Hickory Ridge, AR

Sweet Southern Cornbread

Gin Lee
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Sweet Southern Cornbread

Whether you want a pan of cornbread to serve with beans and taters or to serve alongside a bowl of homemade chili tonight, this cornbread will not disappoint!


  • 1 1/3 cups of self-rising flour
  • 1 cup of yellow cornmeal
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons of Splenda, or sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter, plus extra butter to melt over the top of the cornbread after it's baked
  • 1 3/4 cup of evaporated milk


In a bowl, add 1 1/3 cups of self-rising flour, 1 cup of yellow cornmeal, 6 to 8 tablespoons of Splenda, or sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of seasoning salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper. Whisk the dry ingredients together. Set aside.

Now, in a separate bowl, add 3 eggs, 4 tablespoons of melted butter, and 1 3/4 cup of evaporated milk together and whisk. Then add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients. Mix just until the ingredients are incorporated with each other. Do not overmix the batter. Overmixing will create a dry and tough pan of cornbread.

Grease a cast-iron skillet or baking pan. Using a smaller pan will make the cornbread thicker, whereas a bigger pan will make a thinner pan of cornbread.

Now, pour the cornbread batter into your preferred pan. Allow the batter to sit for ten minutes before baking.

Transfer the pan to a 350-degree oven. Bake for about 25 minutes. Do not overcook your cornbread. Overbaking will make your cornbread dry.

Next, add extra butter to the top of your cornbread. I slice my cornbread into big pieces to allow the butter to melt in between each slice as well.

Serve and enjoy!


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