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Cracklin' Cornbread

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Ingredients
  Bacon fat 1 Tablespoon
  Yellow cornmeal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Cracklings 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), broken to size of small peas
Directions

Heat a 10-inch skillet in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes.
Remove from oven, add bacon fat, and tilt skillet back.and forth to coat the entire surface with fat.
While skillet is heating, lift the cornmeal lightly into measuring cup.
Sift flour, measure and put into sifter with cornmeal, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar.
Sift directly into mixing bowl.
Add buttermilk, egg, and cracklings, beat hard until well mixed.
Pour batter into piping hot greased skillet, bake in hot oven (450° F.) 25 to 30 minutes.
Serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked

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