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Perfect Homemade Cornbread

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Impress you friends with your very own Perfect Batch of Homemade Cornbread, none of that nasty play-doh stuff out of a bag. This is all from scratch and is super easy to make.
 
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Step 1: The stuff you need

1 cup of yellow cornmeal
1 cup of white flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 heaping teaspoon of baking powder
- if you add too much it makes the corn bread metallic tasting, but it takes quite a bit.
1 teaspoon of salt
2 eggs
milk-
I like skim but what ever
1/2 cup of oil- I like olive oil but what ever as long as it isnt rancid (aka oxidized)
Spray oil- PAM or something like that

Step 2: Mix it up

This part is easy. All the dry ingredients go in to the bowl and mix until there is now streaks and the powder looks all the same. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl, flour likes to hide in the corners.I usually "hand" measure the salt. Its handier then finding a teaspoon. After the dry is all mixed up add the eggs and the oil and mix it up some more. I usually use a stout fork for this because the batter is very thick and I am trying to break up all of the lumps. Who wants lumpy cornbread? Once everything is all mixed up add just enough milk to allow the batter to pour, about as stiff as pancake batter. Mix it some more. Don't add more milk because its too stiff until its mixed very very well, the milk hides in corners too.

Step 3: Grease the pan

Whoa this part is even easier and its fun. Spray the oil on to the pan. That's it. I normally pretend I am spray painting a race car, trying to get a nice even coat.
MrLyge10 months ago
We have tried making cornbread on many occasions and we have always been met with disappointment...not this time. perfect amount of sweetness and the texture was spot on. Thanks very much for sharing.
WUVIE10 months ago
Looks like a good one. I'll save this recipe, thanks!
ClayOgre1 year ago
Using a non-aluminum baking powder might help out on the "metallic-tasting" bit. Rumford is good, so is Argo.
WUVIE ClayOgre10 months ago
I second the use of Rumford. Always use a fresh can, and go for Rumford.
i made it and it taste so good
i added tons of sugar (:
Creativeman2 years ago
Thanks for sharing...looks great!