It Doesn’t Matter If You’re Black Or White

Bacon grease and a well blended egg make all the difference.


Okay, as an added bonus I decided to share my cornbread recipe too, because really – what is chili without cornbread? (or corn muffins)  Use bacon grease if you can (I drain mine into a large jar that we keep in the fridge,) it makes all the difference.  This recipe can also be doubled to make large, fluffy squares of bread, add 15-20 minutes to the baking time.

¾ cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, well beaten
3 tbsp melted bacon fat

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Grease an 8-inch square cake pan with 1 tbsp bacon grease.  Mix the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.  Add the milk, egg, and bacon fat and blend well.  Spoon the batter into the pan and bake for about 20 minutes.  Cool and cut into squares.


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