Parton’s cornbread recipe started circulating online after it was featured in her cookbook.
parton’s cookbook, “Dolly’s Dixie Fixin’s: Love, Laughter, and Lots of Good Food,” was released in 2016. It features 125 recipes, including dishes that Parton always likes whipping up on tour or at home. As true Dolly Parton fans know, the cookbook is no longer readily available. If you want a copy on Amazon, you’ll have to pay over $200.
But Parton’s cornbread recipe has appeared on different websitesand the official Dollywood Facebook page also shared it in 2014. Parton wrote in her cookbook that when it comes to cornbread, she likes to keep it simple.
“Coarse cornmeal, buttermilk, bacon bits and salt and pepper. Mixed together and fried in a smooth black skillet. Served hot. That’s my idea of real cornbread,” she wrote. “There’s nothing you can’t eat with a warm slice of cornbread on the side. That’s why I always take two pieces and spread them with butter while they’re still warm.’
I’m not much of a baker, but Parton’s recipe sounded foolproof — even to me. There were still some challenges along the way, but the end product was well worth it.