This recipe is pretty perfect. The only change I make is that after cooking the bacon, I chop up the strips, then return the bacon pieces to the skillet before pouring in the cornbread mix; it's easier to cut and serve that way and it looks nicer too. The wine instructions are original to the cookbook!

Grandma's Cornbread

Grandma's Cornbread


  1. 2 cups cornmeal (Martha White yellow self-rising)
  2. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  6. 2 eggs, beaten
  7. 1/4 pound melted butter
  8. 1 cup buttermilk
  9. 1 cup sour cream
  10. 4 scallions (chopped, green tips only)
  11. 1/4 cup chopped jalapeños
  12. 6 slices applewood-smoked bacon
  13. 1 bottle Hazy Blur Shiraz


  1. Start out by opening a bottle of Hazy Blur Shiraz to prepare the way for some comfort food and possibly cancel the effects of at least 1 of the slices of bacon.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir in eggs, butter, buttermilk, sour cream, scallions, and jalapeños.
  3. Lay out bacon in rows in your grandma's cast iron skillet and cook until done. Pour mix into the hot pan over bacon; don't lose juices. Slide skillet into a 425-degree oven. Relax with a glass of Shiraz for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the baking cornbread comes out clean.
  4. To serve, flip the bread over onto a serving platter so the bacon comes out on top.
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