The answer to that question depends on the type of cornbread you’re planning to make. If you’re baking a sweet cornbread, then you’d use less butter than if you were making a savory cornbread.
If you want to experiment with different amounts of butter in your recipes, it’s best to add it gradually. Start by adding a small amount of butter, such as 2 tablespoons (1 ounce). Then taste the batter and see how it tastes on its own before baking it. If you want more flavor or richness, add another tablespoon of butter or so.
You can also experiment by using different types of fats and oils in place of butter. These include vegetable shortening and lard (which is technically not an oil but rather rendered pork fat).
Last modified: August 3, 2022