Peggy’s Cornbread

We almost didn’t post this recipe. Making cornbread was such a simple, every day thing for Mama Peggy that she never thought about writing down a recipe. Who needs a recipe for cornbread? Well, some of us do! And here’s how you can make it like Mama Peggy.

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Peggy's Cornbread
 
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We almost didn't post this recipe. Making cornbread was such a simple, every day thing for Mama Peggy that she never thought about writing down a recipe. Who needs a recipe for cornbread? Well, some of us do! And here's how you make it like Mama Peggy.
Ingredients
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • ¼ cup Crisco
  • 2 cups self-rising corn meal mix
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Coat 8 or 9 inch skillet or cornbread pan with Crisco.
  3. Beat egg in medium bowl.
  4. Stir in buttermilk, Crisco and corn meal mix until smooth. Batter should be pourable. If too thick, add a little more buttermilk.
  5. Place the skillet or cornbread pan you prepared into the oven 7 to 8 minutes until hot (this helps with your crust).
  6. Pour your prepared mixture in the the skillet or pan.
  7. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. For a little extra richness, remove cornbread after it has started to rise and coat the top with butter, then place back in the oven to finish.
  9. (NOTE: If you make this with regular corn meal (meaning not self-rising), add 2 tsp of baking powder and leave out the ¼ cup of all-purpose flour)

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About MamaPeggy.com

Peggy Chaney was best known as cook and co-owner of Peggy's Restaurant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina (which she and her sister, Loretta, ran for over two decades). You can find her pages on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. One of eleven siblings, she was the daughter of a Baptist preacher, and was well remembered for her kind spirit and regard for others. Her genuine warmth and grace is sorely missed.

2 Responses to Peggy’s Cornbread

  1. Tina April 19, 2017 at 4:38 pm #

    Thank you very much for posting this. My mother learned from my grandmother how to make buttermilk cornbread just like this, and I’ve been looking for a recipe since the 80s! My mom never measured or used a recipe, so I was afraid this treat was gone forever. Can’t wait to try it – it looks just like theirs! Thank you!!

  2. jason goad August 30, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

    do i add the flour in step 4? Instructions do not say.

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