My grandma had a stove top cornbread cooker. It looked like cast iron but was heavy aluminum. It was similar to an omelette pan in that it was hinged. It was about 6" x 2 3/4" x 1 1/2" . The measurements are approx and I haven't seen one for 25 years. She would cook a loaf of cornbread every day at noon. It was crispy all the way around.
If anyone has any ideas where to find one or what it might be called I would appreciate the help. It would be great for camping as it was designed to use on a wood stove.
You would put it over a low heat, add some bacon grease (seasoning as my Grandma said) and mix up the batter while it was heating. When it was hot you would add the batter and close the lid. About 10 minutes later you would flip it. Best cornbread ever. It would work on a campfire, charcoal or propane stove.
At one time I found a forum on cast iron cookware that had some info but I had a computer crash and lost the url. Google just keeps coming up with aluminum foil type pans.
Thanks in advance.