I have a very basic cornbread recipe, but it requires an 8" iron skillet to be at it's best
. You can also use pyrex if you can't get an iron skillet.
1 2/3 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup self rising flour
1 1/2 cups buttermilk corn meal mix (down here, it's with bagged flour at the grocery)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees, with the iron skillet (with about 1/4" of vegetable oil in it) to preheat at the same time.
Mix ingredients well.
When the oven, pan and oil is heated, remove pan from the oven and slowly add mix until the pan is 2/3 to 3/4 full (stop adding mix before the oil in the pan runs over the sides). Discard any leftover mix.
Return pan to 450 degree oven
Cook for approximately 20-25 minutes (until top is deep golden brown).