Skillet Corn Bread

2 cups yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1 cups milk
2 to 3 Tbsp bacon grease or shortening

Preheat oven to 425F. Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add egg and milk and gently mix well. Do not beat. Set aside.

Heat bacon grease or shortening in a 9-inch cast iron skillet, over medium high heat until it is almost smoking, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in the batter and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden.

Place skillet in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes and slice to serve.

Allergy Warning: Contains milk and eggs and wheat