- Prep Time15 min
- Cook Time25 min
- Total Time40 min
- Yield1 Cake
- Serving Size4-12
What you need
- 2-1/2 cups Geechie Boy Yellow Cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 cup whole milk
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 3 teaspoons unsalted butter (for cooking)
Purchase Yellow Cornmeal
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Store cast-iron skillets in oven until batter is ready.
Mixing the Batter
Mix the dry ingredients.
Warm the milk and 6 tablespoons unsalted butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat until the butter is melted.
Temper the beaten egg into the warm milk and butter mixture.
Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Finally, stir in the buttermilk.
(If working with 6-1/2-inch skillets, divide the batter into three 8-ounce cups.
Add 1 teaspoon of butter to one of the hot skillets. Roll the foamy butter around to coat the pan. Add batter portion to pan.
Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Repeat as many times as necessary.
(If using a single, larger skillet, bake for 25 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.)
Let the bread rest for 3 minutes. Invert the bread onto a cutting board and replace back into the pan, crispy side up. Cut into four equal pieces.