Old-Fashioned Cornbread


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1 cup cornmeal
1 cup sifted flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg, well beaten
1 cup milk
1/4 cup melted shortening, butter, or chicken fat


Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately. Stir lightly and pour into a well greased 9-inch square pan. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. If you are roasting meat at the same time, the cornbread may be baked for a longer time at a lower temperature.

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