Another delicious recipe from the Needed Killing Series of mysteries by author Bill Fitts.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
2 T vegetable oil
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 T all-purpose flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
Preheat oven to 450°F
Pour vegetable oil into an 8’ cast iron skillet and place the skillet in oven to warm.
In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
Using a fork, combine the buttermilk and egg. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry, stirring just until moistened. Do not over-stir.
Remove skillet from the preheated oven and pour the heated oil into the cornmeal mixture. Mix well. Do not wipe the skillet.
Pour cornmeal mixture into the skillet and place it back inside the oven to bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Crawford enjoys this delicious cornbread while discussing the evidence collected so far with a cat named The Black. You may enjoy it whenever the need for cornbread presents.
Many thanks to Bill Fits for sharing the recipes of his uniquely Southern investigative character.