Growing up, we had cornbread at least once a week; usually with Sunday dinner. There is nothing like collard greens and cornbread! My Mom made almost everything from scratch and rarely followed a recipe. Her mother cooked the same way. Like most of her dishes, she didn’t follow a recipe for cornbread. And, she had so many variations and all in that adorable head of hers. Blows my mind! Sometimes, we would have corncakes. They are a lot like pancakes; made on top of the stove on a griddle or in a skillet. Or, we would have corn muffins which were different in texture than my FAVORITE: cornbread cooked in her cast iron skillet. My Mom lives with me now. So, guess where her cast iron skillet is? ☺️
This cornbread is very similar to my Mom’s, but isn’t as dense. It’s almost cake like in texture. My family LOVES this recipe because of the texture. It’s airy and lighter than ‘traditional’ corn bread recipes. Ever had the corn muffins from ‘Heaven on Seven’? Mmhmm try this recipe and let me know what ya think. My Mom loves it fresh out of the oven with homemade honey butter. ☺️ And, her stamp of approval is EVERYTHING!
3 c flour
1 c cornmeal
1/4 c sugar
3 T baking powder
2 t kosher salt
2 sticks of melted, unsalted butter
2 c milk (so so good with buttermilk, too)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Slowly add the melted butter to the egg mixture, a little at a time, so that the eggs don’t scramble. Pour into the flour mixture and combine.
Let the batter sit for for 20 minutes, at room temp, before baking. Yepper. TWENTY.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
This cornbread is scrumpdiliocious like it is. But do you want to blow their entire minds and tastebuds? ☺️ Add in 2 cups of grated sharp cheddar cheese, 1 jalapeño that has been seeded and chopped finely (or a small can of diced chilis for a little less heat) and 1/2 a can of creamed corn to your batter. So good with chili!!!