How to Make Homemade Cornbread

In a winter bowl of stew or chili and a number of other comfort foods, homemade cornbread can be one of the finest accompaniments. By adding green chilies or diced jalapenos, you can be a little creative. Apart from that, you can dump in whole-kernel corn and play with the texture of the recipe. If you are making cornbread at home, you can top it with molasses, honey or butter. With a smear of raspberry jam, you can also make your cornbread a little spicy. However, the experimentation depends completely on your choice. You can easily find cornbread in the store but if you can learn to make it at home, you can save some money and be guaranteed that you are eating healthy.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 25 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:
Yellow cornmeal: 1 cup
All purpose flour: 1 cup
Milk: 1 cup
Oil: 1/3 cup
Baking powder: 1 tablespoon
Egg: 1 piece
Butter: 1 tablespoon
Salt: 1 tablespoon
Sugar: 1 tablespoon

Instructions

  • 1

    Preheat the oven

    Before you start to combine the ingredients, you need to preheat the oven to about 400-425 degrees F. In order to make superb cornbread, you can grease the bottom and the side of the pan of the oven with butter.

  • 2

    Mix the dry ingredients

    Now you should put the dry ingredients, flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar and salt, in a bowl and mix them nicely.

  • 3

    Stir the wet ingredients

    You can now mix milk with oil and eggs in a separate bowl before thoroughly stirring it with a wooden spoon.

  • 4

    Mix the dry and the wet ingredients

    Pour the wet mixture in the bowl of the dry mixture and stir it until the it is smooth. However, over-stirring must be avoided as it will make the mixture thin and runny.

  • 5

    Bake the cornbread

    Grab a baking pan or a cast iron skillet and pour the mixture in it. It is highly recommended that you bake it for approximately 25 minutes or until it is golden brown on the top.

  • 6

    Serve

    You need to let the cornbread cool down for about 10 minutes on a cooling rack before you cut it into pieces and serve.

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