Northern Cornbread

My husband is a northern with southern roots.  His mom’s family was from the Charleston, South Carolina area.  During his childhood, his family would travel to Folly Beach which is near Charleston.  We’ve traveled there ourselves several times.  One of our favorite things is to do while there is to eat southern cuisine.

So when we had pinto beans and ham for supper, he was a happy camper.  I needed something to serve with the pinto beans and ham so I decided to bake up some cornbread.  I made them the northern way which is more cake like.

The Wee One and Hubby both gave thumbs up when they tried the cornbread.

Northern Cornbread

adapted from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures


Stars of the recipe:

  • 1-1/4 c. flour
  • 3/4 c. corn meal
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/4 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. shortening
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  3. Add the milk, shortening, and egg to the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix until combined.
  5. Pour into a greased 8 by 8 pan.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Enjoy with butter, syrup, or honey!

Or follow steps 1 through 4.  While you are making the batter, place a cast iron skillet with a tablespoon of butter in the oven.  When the butter is melted, place the batter in the skillet.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.

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