Cornbread is a simple side dish that can be dressed up with various spices and glazes or enjoyed entirely on its own. It lacks complexity and packs in the flavor, making it a loaf any family would love to sink their teeth into. Our cornbread recipe teaches you how to bake this tasty bread all for your own.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 9x9 baking pan with a bit of butter and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking powder with a wooden spoon.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the egg, milk, and butter together with a whisk.
  4. Gently pour the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and fold until there is no dry batter left. It’s okay if your batter is still lumpy after folding.
  5. Pour the mixture into the greased pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
  6. Let the bread cool for about 5-10 minutes and then serve.

Supplies

  • 9x9 baking pan
  • wooden spoon
  • whisk
  • toothpick

Additional Methods

Milk And Sugar

cornbread next to bottles of honey

A famous way to bake cornbread is with buttermilk, which is slightly more sour and acidic than traditional milk. It's also lower in fat.

You can also tag in an equal amount of brown sugar for granulated sugar. Depending on how sweet you'd like your cornbread to be, you can also play around with the amount of sugar you add. Some home cooks enjoy adding a 2/3 cup of sugar as opposed to a mere 1/4 cup.

Optimal Pairings

Serve up your cornbread with some traditional pairings such as:

  • a honey glaze; once you remove your bread from the oven, glaze the top with a nice layer of honey for a sweeter finish.
  • vegetables; just about all veggies work well with cornbread, which makes it a great vegetarian option.
  • cheese; an assortment of cheese can either be added into the flour mix or sprinkled on top of the loaf just before it's placed into the oven.
  • chili; a hearty bowl of chili and some cornbread is a match made in heaven.
a pan filled with corn bread

There are plenty of ways for you spruce up your cornbread recipe. Live life to your tastes by giving your bread a sweet glaze or some steamed vegetables for a healthy pairing. However you like to make your cornbread, this classic side dish is a brilliant addition to a family dinner.

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