Buttery, Golden Brown Cornbread
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In a separate bowl whisk together the egg, milk vanilla and 1 Tablespoon of the butter.
Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
Melt 2 Tablespoons butter in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Pour in cornbread batter and allow to cook over medium heat for one minute.
Move to preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown all over.
If using a baking pan, choose a 9X13 inch pan. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and pour the batter into your greased pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown.
For a sweeter variation increase the vanilla to 1 Tablespoon and sprinkle the top with cinnamon before baking. This is a favorite breakfast treat for us!