Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Works-For-Me Wednesday: This Corn Bread is Just Right

Corn bread works for me, but I really like my corn bread best. Some corn bread is really dry and crumbly - good for crumbling over chili, but not my favorite to eat. Some corn bread is really sweet and moist (think Marie Callendars) - delicious, but more of a dessert bread. My corn bread is just right - not too dry, but still crumbles a little and not too sugary, but still slightly sweet.

I found this recipe years ago on the back of the corn meal bag. Then one day, I discovered they changed the recipe to make it a sweeter corn bread. I had to work my mushy brain cells and remember the recipe! It's easy to make, easy to double, and easy to eat - LOL!

We like to have it with soup and chili, but our other favorite thing is what my mom used to make. Take a warm piece of cornbread, split it in half, butter it, and then pour maple syrup over it. Eat it with your fork for breakfast - YUM!

Corn Bread

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup corn meal
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray 8" square pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, combine flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk together. In small bowl, mix egg, milk and oil together thoroughly. Add wet ingredients all at once to dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool slightly. Best eaten warm.

Recipe can be easily doubled and baked in a 9x13 pan.


Do you like corn bread? Do you have a favorite recipe for it? Have you had it with maple syrup before?

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  1. That recipe looks a lot like mine! We love it.
    So I can't see your header. Are you messing with it or is it my computer? LOL.
    Big not to sweet and slightly crumbly size hugs to you my friend.

  2. I just made corn bread the other day and it was really good. I will have to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    By the way, I love your header. It makes my mouth water!

  3. Great minds.... Last night I made Buttermilk white Corn meal bread. Have a cake recipe wait in the Que.

  4. Looks like a good recipe to me. One question: do you use yellow or white cornmeal for this? By the look of your picture, I'm guessing yellow.

    I love cornbread, but I never heard of eating it with syrup! The next time I have leftover cornbread, I'll have to try it.

  5. That sounds yummy my friend! I love a good corn bread. I'll have to try your recipe.

    Take care my friend! Sorry I haven't been around much. Life is busy these days. But I can't wait for cake week! That really sounds yummy :o)

  6. I think I will try your recipe this week. Thanks.

  7. Hi Lisa,
    I really like the ease of the Marie C's "just add water" mix, but yours is so much better. I am in total agreement, not too crumbly and not too sweet!

  8. I love is so under rated...I like it with strawberry jam!

    Stay Cozy, Carrie

    Can't wait to see the cakes...yum!

  9. That looks delicious! Wouldn't maple syrup make it too sweet? Maybe not...since I like making my own honey butter to put on. I will try maple syrup next time...

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  11. I LOVE cornbread! Your recipe sounds delicious!


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