Monday, August 17, 2009

The Best Yet Cornbread

I love cornbread, but I have tried many different recipes over the years and never really felt like I'd found the perfect one.

I don't like whole corn in my cornbread, nor do I like jalapenos in there. I like it sweet, but not too sweet. And not too dry. I like my cornbread recipes to be able to be made in one bowl for easier clean-up. So you see, my cornbread expectations are high and specific. I've tried tons of recipes in my quest for the best cornbread, but each one would leave me saying, "It's good, but could be better." So the quest would continue.

Recently (as in this very day), I modified a recipe and finally found one I'd make over and over again. I'm not ready to commit to it being the perfect recipe, but it's the best I've made yet!

The Best Yet Cornbread

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 canola oil

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch round cake pan.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Stir in egg, buttermilk and vegetable oil. Pour batter into greased pan.
3. Bake about 20 minutes.

I prefer my cornbread served plain, but my husband and kids love syrup on their cornbread!

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  1. great! I've been looking for a cornbread recipe -- thanks.

  2. I'm still hunting for cornmeal here in Australia. It's just got to be here somewhere. I've been wanting to make some from scratch corn bread.


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  3. Mmmm - that's almost exactly our recipe - except we do eight times the recipe to have a few leftovers! I'm like you - very picky about cornbread. With all my kids, I'm tired of cornbread that makes the little choke.

    I finally found a recipe that is great - in the Nourishing Traditions book. But I have to find whole corn! I used popcorn and ground it in my VitaMix - soaked it overnight in lime water, then soaked it again in buttermilk with wheat flour, and WOW what flavor. But here's the greatest part - the leftovers aren't dry! One of these days (when I order my bucket of whole corn and get a new motor on my grain grinder :-) ) I'll post about it.

  4. Both of my girls love cornbread. I could take it or leave it, but they both love it. Hmm so does their dad LOL.

  5. I do love cornbread. Especially with lots of butter. Bad, I know. But oh it is delicious.

  6. Cornbread is better when made with buttermilk!

  7. This sounds like a great recipe! My husband loves cornbread, so I'll have to try this the next time I'm tempted to grab one of those premixed packages in the grocery store!

  8. I have always been a big fan of cornbread but I don't like mine sweet at all. Your recipe sounds very much like mine except I leave out the sugar. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us! Have a great day! :)


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