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Posted: Feb 10, 2008 1:23 pm
 
Stef is looking for a recipe for corn bread like they make in the local "Down Home" restaurant. Unlike Jiffy mix or the recipe we have here she wants to know how to make it "more fluffy and cake like". Any ideas, suggestion or tips?

Oh, and now that I am typing this she wants me to ask if any of you know anything about making Honey Butter too.
Posted: Feb 10, 2008 2:03 pm | Edited by: Theresa K
 
honey butter is easy --

use a stick of unsalted butter
bring it to room temperature so it is soft
smash that up and then add a tablespoon of honey at a time, until it tastes the way you want it to

then either roll it up like a log in waxed paper and then refrigerate it
or put it into a pretty ramekin/serving dish and refrigerate til set

so stef wants to make a marie callendar's style corn bread, eh? she will have to add an additional egg and baking powder to the recipe she's using - that will make it more cake-like
Posted: Feb 10, 2008 2:10 pm
 
Found this...

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tbsps baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup butter, melted
METHOD:
Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, sift together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Whisk milk, eggs and butter into the dry ingredients. Continue to blend until all lumps are removed, taking care not to over-whip. Spray an 8-inch-square baking pan with vegetable spray or lightly grease with butter. Pour batter into the greased pan and bake 20-25 minutes.

...but I just figured it was an additional egg and something else. I told her the Honey Butter was just honey and butter but she I'm never right the first time.

Now with it being 3 degrees and a winds at 35 mph (making it feel like -25 outside) I'm off to the grocery store (and a detour at the "Good Beer" store) cuz she won't go out in it. Chili and cornbread for dinner tonight! I'd invited y'all but you're miles away.
Posted: Feb 10, 2008 3:08 pm
 
dale - suggest to stef that she substitute vegetable oil for the melted butter.
the cornbread will be even more cake-like and VERY MOIST
Posted: Feb 10, 2008 3:50 pm
 
put the cast iron pan in the oven till it gets hot as fuck then toss in a lump of butter swirl it around then pour the batter in. that way you have a buttery fried crispy crust which is the best part in my opinion.
Posted: Feb 10, 2008 4:25 pm
 
put the cast iron pan in the oven till it gets hot as fuck then toss in a lump of butter swirl it around then pour the batter in.

That's the regular way. Done it a 100 times. She was going for the fluffy thing but I agree Jason. That crispy crust is the best.
Posted: Feb 10, 2008 6:37 pm
 
Theresa K,

Though Stef has a user name but doesn't remember her password (so it's my job to pass the word) the kids, here and I all agree that the cornbread is damn good. The veg oil was the trick! AND there was even a crispy crust going on. RIGHT ON!!!

Now they're all getting ready to watch the Grammys (yeah....I know....but they are...They won't let me sit in the room cuz I'll make to many smart ass remarks during the whole thing). I'm gonna sit in the kitchen enjoying all the cooked food smell, have a beer, listen to Cowboy Jack Clements show (and Shooter Jennings one following that) on Sirus and work on a flyer I doing for an upcoming gig of a friend of mine's band.
Posted: Feb 15, 2008 10:28 am
 
i'm glad the cornbread turned out great.

that vegetable oil is a wonder ingredient, isn't it?
Posted: Feb 15, 2008 1:05 pm
 
jiffy is best. i like it even better when its all thick
Posted: Feb 15, 2008 1:20 pm
 
i love me some cornbread. i was going to say that you need to add an egg and some baking powder for more cake-like qualities, but theresa already said it. i like sweet cornbread the best if i'm going to eat it with chili. wonderful with the contrast of flavors. but i also like jalapeno cornbread too and the regular stuff does just fine too. mmmm. cornbread. ain't nothin wrong with that.
Posted: Feb 22, 2008 2:28 am
 
I wanna make some more right now. Kinda late though.
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