Saturday, January 06, 2007
I've tried many, many cornbread recipes...always looking for the recipe that would make moist cornbread, instead of the dense, heavy cornbread I'm used to.
This recipe is a successful tweak.
I've combined a few recipes, and this one is by far the best I've combined.
In my opinion...a little sweet, and moist...next time though, I'll double it for the 10 inch cast iron skillet to make it thicker.
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cups yellow cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup low fat buttermilk
1/4 cup of melted butter
Preheat older ovens to 400F, newer ovens to 375F.
(I've learned the hard way that ovens with ceramic tops are hotter than older versions, by about 25 to 50 degrees)
Whisk the egg and sugar together. In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.
Melt the butter and set aside to cool.
Add the dry ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk...whisking in between to mix everything evenly.
Mix in the melted butter at the end...
and pour into a greased skillet. Bake at 375F until sides come away from the skillet.
Turn the oven to broil at 375F to brown the top for about 3 minutes or so.
This cornbread is nice and moist, and sweet...but not too sweet.
I'm happy with this recipe now.