There has been a cornbread recipe circulating around the internet and on Pinterest called "Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread." It's from allrecipes.com (see the recipe here), and is described as "Grandma's recipe for a sweet, moist cornbread, likely to become your favorite." I was intrigued. This recipe had two of my favorite food words, sweet and moist, and I love to bake with buttermilk. I decided I needed to try this recipe.
I thought as long as I was making cornbread, I should make a batch of my mother's cornbread, too. Kind of compare the two. See if that new recipe really would become my favorite.
So here's how they stacked up:
These are both sweet cornbreads, with "Grandmother's" being quite a bit sweeter.
Grandmother's cornbread was delicious. It really was sweet and moist, just like the recipe promised. It was cake-like in taste and texture. That's what the buttermilk will do for you- makes it moist and gives it a finer texture. Some of the moistness of this cornbread also comes from the full stick of butter called for in the recipe. :)