Grandma Griffin’s Cornbread Recipe 1 ½ cups Quaker white cornmeal 3 Tbs enriched flour 1 Teas salt 1 Teas baking soda 2 Cups buttermilk 1 Egg 2 Tbs bacon drippings Sift dry ingredients into bowl. Add buttermilk and beaten egg. Stir until combined. Melt drippings and mix it into the batter. Pour the batter into a greased hot cast iron skillet. Bake at 450°for 20-25 minutes. Cut into 8 slices.
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