Cornbread made in a heated cast iron skillet for a thick brown crust.
Preheat oven to 400°. Place a 10 inch cast iron skillet in oven while it is preheating.
When skillet is hot pour a small amount of vegetable oil (1-2 tablespoons) into skillet and "swirl" to coat evenly. Use a pastry brush or paper towel to assist in spreading oil evenly over bottom and sides of skillet. Or use cooking spray. Careful, the skillet is hot! Use a thick pot holder.