Best Damn Cornbread Ever


Cornbread or corn pone has long been a staple on dinner tables since the introduction of ground, corn meal to English settlers by the native Americans so many years ago. A source of pride for many southern cooks; cornbread recipes vary based on region, ethnicity, and family tradition. There is still debate concerning the use of some ingredients, such as sugar and cooking mediums like a baking pan or a cast-iron skillet. I grew up enjoying both my grandmother’s cornbread recipes that did not use sugar and was baked thin with a crispy, crunchy crust. Somewhere along the way, my taste buds derailed from the cornbread of my youth, and I grew to prefer a sweet, cakelike corn pone. However, I did stick with the use of a well-seasoned cast iron skillet. For a savory, wholesome taste I add fresh, roughly chopped rosemary. This recipe is perfect for special occasions or holidays, and as both traditional skillet bread or muffins.Cornbread


ingredients: serves 8

1 cup milk

2 large eggs, beaten

1 1/2 cups yellow corn meal

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped

Non-stick cooking spray


1. Pre-heat oven to 4o0° and thoroughly cast iron skillet with butter or non-stick cooking spray.

2. Beat eggs, add milk, mayo and chopped rosemary in a medium bowl. Gradually add the corn meal, flour, and sugar, stir until smooth. The batter should be creamy and pourable. If the batter is not creamy add 1 – 2 tablespoons more milk.

3. Pour batter into the prepared skillet and bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.CornbreadCornbread

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