Rating: 3.64 stars
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0

Martha's friend Salli LaGrone thoroughly preheats the shortening-coated loaf pan to ensure a crisp, crunchy crust on this dense Southern bread.

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Yield:
Makes 1 loaf
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place shortening in an 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-by-2 3/4-inch nonstick loaf pan. Transfer to oven until melted.

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  • Sift together sugar, flour, cornmeal, and salt. Combine buttermilk and baking soda in a glass measuring cup, then stir into dry ingredients until combined. Add melted shortening from the loaf pan; stir to combine. Pour batter into the hot loaf pan, and bake until golden brown, 50 to 60 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool before slicing.

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Reviews (2)

25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
10/15/2009
My family and I love this recipe! I serve it with a meal and the next day we toast the leftovers for breakfast!
Rating: Unrated
06/16/2009
I did not enjoy this recipe. The texture was too chewy, I dont know if it was because of the buttermilk but I have made corn bread before with regular milk and it tastes so much better.