The Basics: How to Make Skillet Cornbread

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from raw ingredients to your dinner tonight, free of measurements and complicated techniques. It’s a method you’ll remember and whip out whenever you like. It is the most basic way to make the thing you’re making.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • • a large (12-inch) cast iron skillet, pie pan, cake pan, or large baking dish
  • • a whisk or fork
  • • two large mixing bowls
  • • a rubber spatula or wooden spoon
  • • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • • 1 1/4 cups finely ground cornmeal
  • • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • • 1 teaspoon salt
  • • 2 eggs
  • • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk

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Skillet Cornbread
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