Southern style cornbread
PREP TIME 15 mins, COOK TIME 25–30 mins
1 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1⁄4 cup cornmeal or fine polenta
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
pinch of sugar
1 1⁄4 cup buttermilk
1 egg, beaten
1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
butter, to serve, plus extra for greasing
1 Preheat the oven to 425ºF (220ºC). In a bowl, mix together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Stir in the buttermilk, egg, and oil, and mix until well incorporated.
2 Pour the batter into a greased 8in (20cm) round pan, spreading it evenly.
3 Bake in the oven for 25–30 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm with butter as a side dish with soups or stews.
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