Psalms 105:40 The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.




I bake cornbread at least 3 or 4 nights out of the week, which probably explains why I can’t fit into most of my clothes!

You can eat cornbread with almost anything, and I mean anything!

I think probably the only thing you wouldn’t want to eat cornbread with is something like spaghetti or lasagna, or something of that nature.

But everything else, I say go for it.

Cornbread is a very versatile bread as you can take the base and add anything to it to make it what you want.

I have added cream style corn, jalapeno peppers and cheese to make a Mexican cornbread.

Here is the basic recipe, but use you imagination and see what you can come up with.


2 cups self-rising cornmeal

2 eggs

bacon grease, about 1/8 to 1/4 cup

milk or heavy whipping cream, enough to moisten, about 1 to 1 1/2 cups

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Heat bacon grease in a 10′ iron skillet until it starts to slightly “smoke.”

While you are heating your grease whisk all other ingredients together.

Once your grease is ready pour it in your cornmeal mixture and whisk.

Immediately pour cornmeal mixture into hot skillet.

Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes or until a golden brown.



9 thoughts on “Cornbread

  1. Sandra December 11, 2015 at 8:58 pm Reply

    OK, my hubby passed away in March of this year. I made the biscuits, his were always flat and he made the cornbread, my never turned out. I have tried several times over the past few months and although what I have made is edible, it’s just not up to what I like… So, I came here, looked up this recipe and decided to give it a go tonight because I have homemade veggie soup and cornbread just goes with it. EUREKA!!!! This tastes like my hubby’s and I am so proud to finally find a recipe I can use. The only thing I will do next time is add a touch of salt because my bacon grease is not salty enough. Need some “homemade” bacon…lol. Thanks ladies this is the tops!


    • southerngalscook December 12, 2015 at 9:52 am Reply

      So sorry for the lose of your husband. I will be praying for you. So glad you found us and found a cornbread recipe that you have conquered and can enjoy. Thanks so much for your kind words.
      Merry Christmas,


      • Sandra December 21, 2015 at 3:46 pm Reply

        Thanks Dana…prayers out to all of you and Merry Christmas!!!!


  2. debbie October 11, 2015 at 7:43 pm Reply

    was raised on cornbread, country cooking and let me say this looks delicious. Now i will have to make some.


    • southerngalscook October 19, 2015 at 9:21 am Reply

      Oh gosh Debbie, I love, love, love cornbread. I can eat cornbread with anything, and most of the time do, even my salads!! This is a very simple, yet delicious, cornbread recipe received from my grandmother. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


  3. Caroline October 22, 2014 at 7:29 am Reply

    This looks awesome! Thank you for the bible verse!

    Caroline, Have a bless day!


  4. Liz February 19, 2014 at 1:56 pm Reply

    No flour or baking powder?


    • southerngalscook February 21, 2014 at 4:03 pm Reply

      No flour or baking powder needed if the cornmeal is self-rising:)


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