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Grandma’s Buttermilk Cornbread

Grandmother’s Buttermilk Cornbread has been a staple in our family for as long as I can remember. It’s a simple and comforting dish that brings back so many fond memories of gathering around the table with loved ones. Today, I want to share with you the story behind this beloved recipe and how it has become a tradition in our family.

Growing up, I always looked forward to visiting my grandmother’s house. She had a warm and welcoming kitchen that always smelled of fresh baked goods. Her buttermilk cornbread was one of my favorite treats, and I remember begging her to make it every time I visited.

My grandmother was a true southern cook and had a talent for making even the simplest ingredients taste delicious. She always used the freshest butter, eggs, and buttermilk in her recipes, and her cornbread was no exception. She would make it in a cast-iron skillet, giving it a crispy exterior and a soft, fluffy interior.

One of my favorite memories of my grandmother is of her teaching me how to make her buttermilk cornbread. She would stand by my side, guiding me through each step and sharing her cooking tips and tricks. She was patient and encouraging, and I felt so proud when I finally mastered the recipe.

After my grandmother passed away, I made sure to keep her buttermilk cornbread recipe alive by making it for my family and friends. It has become a staple at every gathering, and I always feel her presence when I’m making it. I love seeing the smiles on my loved ones’ faces when they take a bite and reminisce about their own memories of my grandmother.

This simple dish holds a special place in my heart, and I’m grateful for the memories it brings back. I hope that by sharing this story with you, you too will feel the warmth and love that is embodied in every bite of Grandmother’s Buttermilk Cornbread.

In conclusion, Grandmother’s Buttermilk Cornbread is more than just a dish, it’s a symbol of love, comfort, and tradition. It’s a reminder of the people who have touched our lives and the memories we hold dear. I hope that this recipe will be passed down from generation to generation, just as it was passed down to me from my grandmother.

Grandmother’s Buttermilk Cornbread

Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread is a staple in the author's family, passed down from their grandmother. It's a simple, comforting dish that brings back fond memories of family gatherings and the warmth of their grandmother's kitchen.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 13


  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup of granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 cup of cornmeal
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (175°C) and grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Then, remove from heat and mix in the sugar.
  • Whisk in the eggs quickly into the mixture in the skillet.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and baking soda, then add this mixture to the skillet.
  • Mix in the cornmeal, flour, and salt into the skillet until well-blended, with only a few small lumps remaining.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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