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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cornbread....

 I believe making corn bread is an art.  I'm not bragging just saying if you use the mix alone you're not making cornbread.  This is my tiny skillet, had it for years.  It is a cornbread only pan and God protect anyone who dares to use my skillet for anything else!
I do begin with the mix, preferably Aunt Jemima's Buttermilk Cornbread Mix.  I  add a few more things than it calls for in this mix.  I add flour, sugar, and my own buttermilk. I get my skillet popping hot, swish my oil around, pour that in the cornbread, mix again and pour into my sizzling hot iron skillet.  Bake.

I love cornbread with my turnips and soups.  I'll eat a good piece of cornbread with anything.  If there's any left, I bag it for the freezer.  It comes in handy for dressing and bird feed.  Either way it's not wasted.

16 comments:

John Gray said...

can you give me a start from scratch recipe for this?
would love to try it
jgsheffield@hotmail.com
x

Primitive Stars said...

Hello, mmmmmm cornbread, looks so good....Blessings Francinr

Sue said...

We love cornbread, too. In fact, there's some waiting for me in the kitchen right now!

=)

Buttons said...

My Grandmother always made the best cornbread I have never made it. I love my iron skillets. B

TexWisGirl said...

looks really yummy.

C-ingspots said...

There's nothing much better than cornbread!! Love it!! And when you serve it with navy beans and ham...well, there's a little slice of heaven. Hmmmm hmmmm good! Maybe a side of fried potatoes, or good homemade chili with that cornbread. Dang - I'm making myself hungry!

jean said...

Whaddaya know?! I made cornbread in my iron skillet today, too! Only mine is completely from scratch because I can only use gluten free ingredients. But, it tastes good!! Yours looks wonderful, Gail!

LindaG said...

Awesome! And I agree with John. Step by step as much as you can, please, Gail. :o)

Dreaming said...

Mmmmm..... I am fantasizing - a warm piece of cornbread dripping in butter! Poof! it's gone :(
I love cornbread. My son considers himself a cornbread aficionado - he has special cornbread pans, too!
Mr. Dreamy doesn't care for cornbread. That's probably a good thing - I eat way too much of it. Since he doesn't care for it, I don't make it that often!

Ruth Dixon said...

I love good cornbread, but my corn allergy is getting worse, so I'm trying to avoid corn as much as possible. I decided to try a "swap" using Malt-O-Meal. It has the same texture,a nuttier flavor and no corn.

Sandy said...

I love cornbread myself. I can eat cornbread every day.

My husband after dinner will place a slice or two in a large drinking glass add some milk and have him some homemade cornbread and milk as a dessert pudding.

24 Paws of Love said...

Sounds delicious. We love it around here, but I never remember to make it. Have you ever done it straight from scratch? Just curious. :)

the canned quilter said...

Nothing like a good pan of warm buttermilk cornbread with that crispy crust from that hot skillet. My favorite way to eat cornbread is with a cold glass of milk : )

Sandra said...

i love cornbread, always have, i was raised on cornbread and hoe cake, which is made just like the cornbread but using flour and cooked on top of the stove not baked.

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Beautiful corn bread. I too use an iron skillet, only for that purpose!
I used to use Aunt Jemima and then switched to Hudson Cream self rising corn meal mix. Use buttermilk as well. Delicious.
Now I want cornbread.
Thanks for sharing.

gld said...

It looks just like my from scratch cornbread. I cook mine in a cast iron skillet too.

I have never made buttermilk before; I intend to do it next...maybe today so I will have leftovers for dressing for Thanksgiving.

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