That's right, folks, this here is good stuff! I'm not from the south, but I love cornbread. It's a comfort food for me, along with a good pot of chili. :-) This is one of the first recipes I learned to bake as a girl in my mom's kitchen. It's super-moist, even though it's made with whole wheat flour. It tastes great with white flour, too, if whole wheat is not not available (or if you just don't like the stuff)! Just add a 1/4 more flour if you're using white flour, otherwise your bread will be mushy in the middle.

 

So without further ado, here's our favorite family recipe:

 

The World's Best Cornbread

1 c. cornmeal

1 c. whole wheat flour or 1 1/4 c. white flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 c. oil

1/4 c. honey, sugar, or molasses

2 eggs

1 c. milk

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Combine all ingredients. Stir just until combined. Pour into a greased 9" square pan, and bake for 20-22 minutes. Edges should be nicely browned.

 

And one more tip - for a savory cornbread that's great with vegetable soup, add 1/4 oregano, 1/2 tsp thyme, and 1/2 tsp garlic powder to the dry ingredients. A surprising twist!

 

What do you like to do with cornbread? Any tips or secret ingredients?

 

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