Bacon Upside-Down Corn Bread © 1981
1 1/2 C. cornmeal
1 C. flour
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 C. buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 C. cooking oil or butter, melted
6 to 8 slices bacon
Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in mixing bowl. Combine soda and buttermilk and add to dry ingredients. Add eggs and oil or butter. Stir until mixture is thoroughly moistened.
Fry bacon until cooked partially (still limp). Drain on paper towels. Line bottom of a greased 9-inch square pan with waxed paper. Arrange bacon on waxed paper and pour batter into pan. Bake 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool a few minutes. Turn bread out upside down on board. Remove waxed paper. Cut into squares and serve warm. Served 8 to 10.
I remember picking up this great little cook booklet free at our local Hallmark store in the early 80's. Though I made several of the recipes contained in this booklet, the Bacon Upside-Down Corn Bread is my favorite! Such a simple recipe idea, I couldn't believe it wasn't more well-known. Yu-uM!
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