Cornbread is one of my favourite foods. I should say that I have about twenty-five favourite foods! But, I love cornbread. I’m not sure what it is… maybe the golden yellow colour, the crumbly, amazing texture, the feel of cornmeal, the taste of butter melted on top… it could be any one of those things!! It’s so delicious!
This recipe comes from a parent at my school. The grade 7’s made hot lunch for the entire school, and their cornbread was delicious! So, I asked for the recipe. It may just be the oddest place I have ever acquired a recipe, but a good recipe is a good recipe!!!!
Now, before I get to the recipe, I just have to say how proud I am to be a Canadian! The Olympics are practically in my backyard, and all day today my husband and I have been glued to the TV, cheering on our country! We’ve watched speed skating, women’s moguls and women’s hockey! The Opening Ceremonies last night was incredible! I am a Canadian!!!!!! Next week, we are going to watch women’s preliminary curling (Canada vs. Japan) and also men’s hockey preliminary (Canada vs. US!)!!!!!!!! GO, CANADA, GO!
Recipe from a parent at my school
Recipe serves 8 to 10.
I doubled the recipe and made it in a 9×13 pan, and cut it into 32 pieces.
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cornmeal
2-3 Tbsp sugar (I used 3)
2-1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp butter
2 beaten eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup cooking oil or melted butter (I used butter)
Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt; set aside.
Add 1 Tbsp butter to a 10-inch cast iron skillet, a 9-inch round pan or a 8×8 pan. Place in hot oven for about 3 minutes, or until butter melts. Remove pan from oven, swirl butter to coat the bottom and sides of pan.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine eggs, milk, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Pour batter into hot pan. Bake for 15-2o minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. If you doubled the recipe, you may need to bake the cornbread for longer. Serve warm!
Enjoy this delicious treat!
The Hungry Teacher