Introduction: Moist Sweet Cornbread
In this Instructable, I will show you how to make cornbread. This moist cornbread recipe is super easy to make using just a handful of ingredients. Do you like your cornbread sweeter? Add a bit more sugar, if you like it less sweet, add less sugar. Serve it up as a side with some yummy ribs, fried chicken, or just eat it plain or with butter and honey on it. If I can do it, you can do it. Let's get baking!
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Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial or do both. :)
Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
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- 1 cup cornmeal (130g)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (120g)
- 1/3 cup white granulated sugar (68g)
- 1/2 tsp. salt (2g)
- 1 tsp. baking soda (5g)
- 1 cup sour cream (240g)
- 1/2 butter, melted (salted or unsalted) (113g)
- 2 large eggs
- 8x8 baking pan
- shortening/butter/cooking spray for the pan
Step 2: Dry Ingredients
Begin by preheating the oven to 375 F or 190 C. In a large medium bowl whisk together the flour, cornmeal, salt, and baking soda.
Step 3: Eggs, Sugar, and Sour Cream
Now, in a large bowl add the two eggs, give them a good whisk, and then add the sugar and whisk to combine. Next, add in the sour cream and whisk that in.
Step 4: Butter, Butter, Butter
Next, we melt the butter until just barely melted and not too hot. Use a microwave or a pot on the stovetop. Then pour that in the batter ans whisk it in.
Step 5: Complete the Batter/dough
Now add the cornmeal dry mixture to the batter half at a time and whisk it in or use a wooden spoon or hand mixer or stand mixer. If using a whisk, it will get a bit hard to continue mixing it, so switch to a sturdy spatula and finish mixing. Scrape the sides of the bowl as well. The cornbread batter/dough is ready to go.
Step 6: Baking the Cornbread
Take an 8x8 pan and grease it with shortening, butter, or cooking spray. Pour in the batter and spread it out with a spatula. You can also use a small round cast iron pan, or double the recipe and use a standard 12-inch cast iron pan. Bake it in the oven, middle rack, for 20 to 25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the middle.
Step 7: Serve It!
After it comes out of the oven, allow it to cool for 10 to 15 minutes and then use a knife and cut it into squares. I usually do 9 servings for an 8x8 pan. I love cutting it in half and adding butter and honey to it. So yummy. Enjoy!