Easy Buttermilk Cornbread Sticks Recipe

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    30 mins
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This good old recipe for cornbread sticks is made with buttermilk, cornmeal and a touch of sugar.  They make a nice accompaniment to hearty stews, greens, or bean dishes.

What You'll Need

  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons shortening (1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup buttermilk

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C) and place greased corn stick pans in the oven to heat while making the batter.
  2. Beat the egg, sugar and shortening together. Sift flour and cornmeal together with salt and baking powder, then gradually add to other mixture, alternating with the buttermilk.
  3. Pour into the hot corn stick pans and bake for 20 minutes. Makes about 12 corn sticks.

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