A staple for any Southerner’s meal, cornbread is especially essential as a traditional Southern New Year’s Day. The color is considered to exemplify gold, and eating it is thought to bring you spending money in the prosperous new year. If you haven’t tried homemade cornbread before, you are going to love this one. A buttery golden bread with the right balance of flavor will be exactly what you are looking for to start the New Year.
- 1 cup plain yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup butter
- Preheat oven to 425°. Whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.
- Whisk together buttermilk and eggs; stir into cornmeal mixture just until combined.
- Heat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until it just begins to smoke. Add butter, and stir until butter is melted. Stir melted butter into cornbread batter. Pour batter into hot skillet
- For extra luck, add your corn kernels to the batter.
- Bake at 425° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and cornbread pulls away from sides of skillet.
- Invert cornbread onto a wire rack; serve warm.