Recipe by Nancy Pasqualone
"Old style cornbread that is baked in iron skillet and rises very little. Grainy, not cakey, texture."
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I have a hard time with cornbread recipies because I like my cornbread dense and grainy, but sweet. Most recipies are either sweet and cakey, or dense and salty or bland.
The first batch I made followed the recipe exactly and was quite good. It was a little salty for my taste, but delicious drizzled with honey.
Once I had a feel for the flavor of the original recipe, I set out on my own. I reduced the salt to 1/2 tsp, and added 1/2 tsp sugar and a good squeeze of honey. It was just about ideal. If you try it this way though, watch it carefully as it bakes. The added sugars can make it brown very quickly. You may want to compensate by baking it in a larger, shallower pan so that the crust doesn't brown before the center is cooked through.
This was exactly what was stated, it was a dense grainy cornbread that was easy to prepare and came out exactly like she stated. I have to admit I was wanting a lighter cornbread and did not like this type. I do like to make it in a skillet so this was what tempted to make it. I won't prepare it again, the family did not like it. It was my own fault for not picking another variety to choose from.
This is the perfect cornbread! It's the kind, being from Arkansas, that I was raised on and have eaten my whole life. I can't stand the sweet, cakey cornbread that most people make today - this is REAL cornbread!! Gritty and dense and not sweet at all - excellent! This brings back great memories of my Grandma's cooking. Perfect with a bowl of black eyed peas and a big glass of iced tea! :)
This is a great skillet cornbread recipe. I used regular milk rather than butter milk and it was still great.
This makes a dense bread with a crunch crust. I prefer corn bread this way as it was how I was raised. If you are looking for a sweet corn bread recipe this is not it.
I have been looking for a cornbread recipe like this forever!! I do not like sweet or cakey cornbread!! Umm this is soooooooo goood!!! I would definately use this recipe over and over!
Thank goodness, a non-sweet cornbread! My husband and I hate sweet, cakey cornbread and this was just like my mother-in-law used to make. Will make often.
Absolutely delicious cornbread. Perfect to eat with a bowl of chili or to make cornbread stuffing.
great southern style cornbread, not cakey and sweet
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 27
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