Cornbread 2 cups stone-ground cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons canola or other vegetable oil
1 beaten egg
2 cups buttermilk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8- to 9-inch square baking pan (heavier is better) and set aside.
Mix ingredients together. Pour into the prepared pan and bake immediately until browned.
If you allow the batter to sit, the baking powder and soda will activate before the pan gets hot. This will prevent the cornbread from rising.
Like a sweet cornbread? Add up to another 1/2 cup sugar to the batter.
Like a flavorful cornbread? Add cooked corn, cheese or diced peppers.