Put 1/4 cup of butter into baking dish into oven. Remove when butter is melted.
In a bowl combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and mix to combine.
Add into dry ingredients - buttermilk, egg and 1/2 Tbsp of melted butter. Mix until dry ingredients are incorporated.
Pour batter into dish with melted butter and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and it is golden brown on top.
Muffins: you can also use this recipe to make 4 cornbread muffins. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.Serve warm with a side of honey butter or with butter and a drizzle of honey.