Old Fashioned Cornbread

  • 2 tablespoon bacon fat, butter, or shortening
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 3 slices of bacon, cooked but not crispy (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spoon the bacon fat into a cast iron skillet and place it into the preheated oven. While the skillet is in the oven, whisk together the cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the honey, egg, buttermilk, and bacon (if using) into the cornmeal mixture and incorporate well. Lastly, add the heated bacon fat into the batter and pour the batter into the heated skillet.

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and crusty. Serve warm with butter and honey.

Serves 4 to 6.