1. Mix the dry ingredients first. I pass the baking powder through a wire mesh to break up clumps.
2. Add the milk, egg, and butter and blend thoroughly.
3. Grease a square pan, spread batter into pan, and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Pierce cornbread with a toothpick. A dry tooth pick means the cornbread is ready.
Tip: If you use a bread machine, use cake setting and reduce time to one hour or less.