- November 28, 2018
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- 1 cup yellow corn meal
- 1 cup AP flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 + 4 tbsps cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsps melted butter
- Step 1
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Step 2
- Put your cast iron skillet in the oven it to get hot while you make the cornbread.
- Step 3
- In a large bowl, put in the corn meal, flour, salt and baking powder and mix.
- Step 4
- Create a ‘well’ in the center of the dry mixture. drop in the eggs and oil and mix in the well. Slowly add in your milk until everything is combined. The mixture should be on the ‘wet’ side. Not like a thick brownie batter but more like a pancake batter.
- Step 5
- Take skillet out of oven and add the melted butter.
- Step 6
- Pour into the hot skillet and bake for about 20-25 minutes until the bread is firm to the touch in the middle and golden brown on top.
- Step 7
Cornbread and white rice were staples on our dinner table almost no matter what we had for dinner. I think my Dad liked the comforts of home with the meal. I have been a lover ever since.
Cornbread goes so well with so many dishes like chili, soup, and basically any soul food dish. There is some debate as to wether cornbread should have sugar in it or not. I like it on the sweet side. but some southerners do not. Usually when I see corn bread in a restaurant or at a grocery store, its not only sweet but almost like cake as in the famous restaurant chain Marie Callender’s. I like them all. This recipe is a good basic that’s not too sweet and will pair well with any dish. It’s a must with Collard Greens and Red Beans and Rice.
This recipe is also the basis of Southern Corn Bread Dressing, my Aunts to be exact. Aunt Pete’s Cornbread Dressing. Make it here
Try this instead of a package version. You can definitely tell the difference.
Cornbread is also a good carrier for other ingredients like chives, cheese, fresh corn, peppers and green onions. Makes great Muffins too!
**If you can’t find white corn meal just use all yellow corn meal. For an added luxury use blue corn for something really festive with that Super Bowl Chili or Vegetarian Chili. Also try this Cornbread Pudding Casserole with cheesy creamy goodness.
Tip: Make sure that the oven and the skillet is hot before you pour the cornbread or bake it.
Other recipes you may like:
Aunt Pete’s Cornbread Casserole
Red Beans and Rice
Smothered Cabbage and Potatoes
Green Salad with Cornbread Croutons and Buttermilk Dressing