Cornbread

Good cornbread is an art. There are many recipes with different ingredients and amounts, but taste can always be improved with more butter or lard. The basic old recipe was 2 cups of meal, an egg-size chunk of butter or lard, 2 eggs, a tablespoon of yeast, and milk to make a batter; let rise 1 hour and bake in a greased pan. Cracklings, bulk sausage (raw or cooked), grated cheese, or a few finely chopped chili peppers are delicious in corn bread.