Friday, November 21, 2008

Simple Sweet Cornbread

  • 2 cups plain yellow cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 TBSP vegetable oil or melted bacon fat
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 475.
  2. In a medium bowl stir together the cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking powder
  3. Place your cake pan (9×9x2) or muffin tin (12) in the oven for three to five minutes.
  4. Add your liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. Remove your pan from the oven, grease it with a light coating of your favorite cooking spray. (If you really want to get back to your roots, grease your pan with the 3 TBSP of bacon grease. Simply put the grease into the pan before it is heated in the oven. Watch it carefully because it will burn quickly. Take the pan out of the oven and tilt it to be sure it’s well coated. The pour the excess into your batter. Just remember it’s 3TBSP total, not in addition to the 3TBSP mentioned in the ingredient list.)
  6. Pour your batter in the hot baking pan and immediately place in the oven with the rack at the middle setting.
  7. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, a toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean. Remove from the oven and place the cake pan on a rack to cool.

Found On: Home Ec 101