Skillet Corn Bread

Active time: 10 min, Start to finish: 25 min



  1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Add butter to skillet and heat in oven until melted, about 5 minutes, then carefully pour into a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk buttermilk and eggs into melted butter, then stir into cornmeal mixture until just combined.
  5. Pour into hot skillet and bake until a wooden pick or skewer inserted in center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Cool in skillet on a rack 5 minutes, then invert onto a platter and serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 8 servings.

Gourmet, July 2004

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