How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 450; set rack to middle.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  • The oven should be hot now; put skillet into the oven.
  • In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
  • Skillet should be hot now; remove; add 1 t to 1 T oil, then put back into oven.
  • Pour wet into dry; stir only long enough to combine.
  • Remove skillet and immediately pour the batter into the hot oil. This will create a browned crust around the edges.
  • Put skillet back into oven and turn oven temp down to 350; cook for about 25 min., or until top is golden-browned.
  • What makes it "Southern"? I took this from a very lively, opinionated "Southern" cook's website:
  • 1) NO SUGAR, please --- I'm Southern. If you're not and want to add it, go ahead, but to us, that's a sacrilege. Adding sugar makes it cornCAKE, and it also makes it "Northern" :)
  • 2) It must be a cast iron skillet, in order to get it crispy on the outside and moist and tender inside. And don't use the silicone stuff for this - ouch!
  • 3) Very little flour, and the most traditional recipes use no flour. [The gluten-free flour in this recipe maintains the traditional graininess while giving a slightly finer crumb.]

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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    very nice share!
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