Monday, January 19, 2009

Classic Cornbread

Last night for dinner I made chili and wanted something to go with it. I was going to make bread bowls but ran out of time so I decided to make cornbread instead. I found this recipe on King Arthur's website and noticed that it was one of their guaranteed recipe so I decided to give it a try.

This recipe took no effort to mix together and baked up fairly quickly. I added some jalapeno Cheddar cheese into the batter so that required a few extra minutes of baking time. The end result was a moist cornbread that had just the right sweetness.

Have I ever mentioned that my favorite way to eat cornbread was warmed up in the microwave slathered with butter and drizzled with maple syrup. What a perfect breakfast! :)

King Arthur Flour


1 3/4 cups (7 1/2 ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 cup (5 1/2 ounces) cornmeal
1/4 cup (1 3/4 ounces) sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 9-inch square or round pan (a cast iron skillet will work fine, too), shallow 1 1/2 quart casserole dish, or 12 muffin cups.
1) In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
2) Stir in any desired herbs, cheese, corn kernels, or other flavorings.
3) In another bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the milk, melted butter, and egg.
4) Pour the liquid all at once into the flour mixture, stirring quickly and gently until just combined.
5. Spread the batter into the prepared pan, or scoop into the muffin tin.
6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges just begin to pull away from the pan and a cake tester or paring knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
7. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack for 5 minutes before cutting; serve warm.


Mrs. in May said...

Oh man! I made turkey chili last night and was kicking myself for not making corn bread with it. Next time I'll use this recipe!

Carrie said...

My husband is a corn bread lover! He eats it as often as possible, I will have to try this.

Bob said...

That looks so good! I love cornbread. I'm going to have to bust that out soon. :)

Alana Jo said...

I love cornbread! My issue is I can never get it right. Never turns out like my Mommas. Of course she cant tell me EXACTLY how she makes it cause she doesnt measure. Just a pinch/dash etc.
Ill have to try this one.

Alana @

Anonymous said...

Yum Amber! Looks delicious! I love cornbread!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, drizzled with maple syrup, huh? I never thought of that. Yum!

That Girl said...

Cornbread is one of those foods you can never have enough recipes for!

What's Cookin Chicago said...

Looks delicious and I need to make a sweet cornbread soon to go with some chili i plan on making!

Carmen S. said...

Your recipes are AWESOME! I will br drooling as I leave your site!

Spryte said...

Mmmmm.... cornbread!!

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Maria said...

You can't go wrong with a classic!

Anonymous said...

I JUST made cornbread yesterday for my chicken tortilla soup. It turned out ok (although I was missing about 2-3 Tbsp of corn meal since I ran out). I'll have to try this recipe next time!

Sugar Duchess said...

Yum! Hot cornbread with melted butter? Talk about the ultimate comfort food!