I’m a cornbread purist. I kind of enjoy reading about cornbread recipes that include corn kernels, sauteed onions or chipotle chilis added in, but when it comes down to actually making some, I never do the mix-ins. One day — maybe. I have tried a lot of different recipes, and I’ve also experimented with fine, medium and coarse grind cornmeal. Use whatever you like. I’ve found that medium grind (like this one) is my favorite.
Halloween seemed like the perfect night to cook up the first chili of the season and, of course, there had to be cornbread. Cornbread with butter and honey…yummmmmm. Two of us could only eat a portion of what was baked, so I cut the leftovers into squares and froze them. So this week I’ve been enjoying warm cornbread with, of course, butter and honey, as my after school snack. Teachers need a little something too, you know.
This recipe originally had twice the amount of butter, but I made some adjustments and it’s still moist and delicious. Next time you’re making soup, chili or just about anything that needs a little ‘comfort’ on the side, give this a try! Oh, and if you’re looking for a delicious and easy turkey chili recipe to try, email me. I’d love to share the recipe…I just probably won’t get around to blogging it any time soon.
adapted from King Arthur Flour
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg
Preheat oven to 375. Lightly great an 8- or 9-inch square or round pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking sida and salt.
In another bowl or large measuring cup whisk together the milk, buttermilk, melted butter and the egg.
Pour the liquid all at once into the flour mixture, stirring quickly and gently until the ingredients are just combined.
Spread the batter into the greased pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges just begin to pull away from the pan and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.