"For I was hungry & you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty & you gave me something to drink..."

Matthew 25:35

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

sweet golden cornbread

Sweet Golden Cornbread (adapted from Allrecipes)

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2/3 cup white sugar (i also like to do 1/2 brown sugar & 1/2 white sugar- but it's your pref)
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1 cup heavy cream (or whole milk)
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Directions: place 2-3 tblsp butter in a cast iron pan & place in the oven. turn the oven on to 400° & allow to pre-heat.

while your oven & pan are pre-heating, put together your cornbread:

in a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt & baking powder.
stir in the milk, egg & vegetable oil until JUST combined (no need to overmix)

by now your pan should be pretty hot & your butter should be melted- remove the pan from the oven & pour the batter into the pan. it may sizzle- that's A-Ok. spread the batter into the pan & place back into the oven.

bake for 20-25 min (checking around 20) it's done when the top is a nice golden brown (you can also check with a toothpick but you really shouldn't have to)

remove the pan from the oven & butter the bread (i used about 2 tblsp- i like butter)

give it a minute to rest, then slice it up & serve (with more butter of course- or honey, chili, milk- etc etc)


p.s. i like it straight from the oven with butter. plain & simple- but i also love to crumble it up in a bowl with some ice cold milk & a sprinkle of brown sugar. omg. so freaking good!

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