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What is a great cornmeal for cornbread?

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What is a great cornmeal for cornbread?

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GOJIRA | | May 24, 2014 07:47 AM

We dont really eat much cornbread where I live so I have no preconceived notions of how cornbread should taste like. Im not attached to white cornmeal or yellow cornmeal or whether sugar should be added. Im also seeing coarse and fine cornmeal. What brand do you think makes the best cornbread? I just rendered some leaf lard and would love to make a nice cracklin' cornbread. I heard Three Rivers Cornmeal was popular but thats not available anymore. Im having some Anson Mills Grits shipped. Do they have good cornmeal?

btw...This is a picture of the cornbread from Harold's BBQ which was known for their cracklin cornbread (they have since closed down). Their recipe was published in "The Glory of Southern Cooking" by James Villa but I have a feeling they lied about their recipe. It says they use yellow cornmeal but I suspect is really white cornmeal that they use. Does yellow cornmeal not always lead to really yellow cornbread?

 

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