I mentioned cornbread in my beef stew post, so I thought it would be beneficial to tell you how to make it. Making good cornbread is not hard, but there’s a fine line between good and bad, so there are a few steps and fundamental rules that you must follow. For Southerners, cornbread is as traditional as college football and sweet tea, so we should all know how to make it well. Bear in mind: this post is about basic Southern round cornbread. There are other varieties (e.g. Mexican cornbread, cornbread fritters, corn cakes, etc.) to which the rules do not necessarily apply.