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Anyone know this corn bread recipe?

ForeverBirds | Nov 2, 201602:26 AM

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I'm already planning the menu. If course, being in the south, there has to be cornbread and chicken and dressing made with cornbread in it. The thing is, I never was able to learn my mom's cornbread recipe. She was the type of cook who could just eyeball it and it turned out perfectly every time. Me, I have to measure anything I bake.

The recipe she used was simple enough, yet I cannot find a single recipe that fits it. She just used yellow corn meal, a little bit of flour (like maybe a tablespoon or two for a couple of cups of cornmeal. I've found several that use almost a 1-1 ratio which is way too much flour), egg, cooking oil, and milk or buttermilk.

She never used even a teaspoon of sugar, nor any extra stuff like baking powder or baking soda, nor did she use self-rising cornmeal or self rising flour. But every recipe I find seems to have one or more of these ingredients, or has way too much flour, or something. Anyone know of a recipe out there that sounds like what I'm describing?

ETA: So far this is the closest recipe I've found:

The main differences being that my mom used more oil (maybe half a cup or so? I'm not great at eyeballing which is exactly why she was never able to teach me lol). And she did not add baking powder or baking soda. Any ideas how I could adapt this recipe to fit hers more closely?

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