Easy Cornbread Recipe

Cornbread is a dinner accompaniment that everyone seems to forget about. And, I have to wonder…why?

Easy Cornbread Recipe

Here’s what’s funny. Cornbread’s REALLY easy to make and I bet you already have the list of ingredients sitting right in your pantry and fridge.

The exception, one might argue, could be buttermilk. Good news – that’s an easy fix!

Buttermilk is essentially dairy with a little acidity, so if you don’t have a carton of real buttermilk in your fridge it’s simple to make an effective substitute.

BUTTERMILK SUBSTITUTE

  • MIX one scant cup of milk and one tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar.
  • LET the mixture set for 10 minutes until it’s curdled and slightly thickened.
  • USE the buttermilk substitute just as you would regular buttermilk.

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Easy Cornbread Recipe
 
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Cornbread is a simple side dish to throw together with ingredients you already have in your pantry and fridge! {This recipe is adapted from Paula Deen's recipe for Moist and Easy Cornbread.}
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted (plus a little more for the baking pan)
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk or buttermilk substitute
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F and grease the bottom and sides an 8x8" baking pan with butter.
  2. Mix together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk and butter together, and then pour it into the cornmeal mixture. Use a rubber spatula to fold the ingredients together until a lumpy batter forms and all the dry spots are gone. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake the cornbread for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, and the top is golden brown. Let it cool for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

 

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