Make this simplest, most delicious corn bread for your holiday dinner. It doesn't take a lot of time to whip up this buttery, moist corn bread from scratch, and by having these ingredients on hand, you can have corn bread any time!
A great dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, any time! Corn bread rounds out a meal unlike any rolls or yeast bread can. With this quick, easy recipe, you can impress your guests with the gift of homemade corn bread, just like Grandma used to make.
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Step 1: Ingredients
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk *
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Step 2: Preheat Oven
Preheat the oven to 375oF (175oC).
My oven tends to get too hot, so I bought a thermometer to hang inside and check the temp. Definitely worth the investment - it was reading about 100 degrees hotter than it should have been!
Grease your 8" x 8" pan.
Step 3: Melt Butter
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
Remove from heat.
Turn off burner.
Step 4: Add Remaining Ingredients
In same pan, add sugar and stir.
Quickly add eggs and stir until well blended.
In a separate cup or bowl, combine buttermilk and baking soda. Stir to dissolve. Add to pan.
Add cornmeal, flour and salt and stir just until it's all blended. A few lumps are good.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Step 5: Bake
Bake in preheated over for 30-40 min.
Cornbread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Step 6: Eat
NOM NOM NOM
Seriously, your friends are going to be amazed that you made cornbread from scratch! I mean, who does that anymore??
Plus you can add stuff to it, like frozen or fresh corn, jalapenos, or even blueberries for a breakfast snack.
What will you add to yours?