A delicious way to eat cornbread!
Sift together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat together egg, melted fat or lard, and sour milk or buttermilk.
Combine liquid and dry ingredients with a few rapid strokes. Turn into greased cast-iron skillet or 9 x 9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle top of batter with sugar.
Bake in a 425 degree oven 20 minutes. Serve with butter, maple syrup or jam.
*If necessary, stir 1 teaspoon vinegar or 2 teaspoons lemon juice into milk to sour.