September 21, 2011

Sweet and Buttery Skillet Cornbread

I can't think of one meal that I wouldn't want to have this amazing sweet, moist and buttery cornbread with.  It went so well with the spaghetti that I made and would be even better with a nice big bowl of chili {that I will be making soon!}. This recipe could not be easier, if you can make the boxed cornbread, you can make this. :)



 

Ingredients



1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
{heaping} 1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
6 tablespoons of melted butter

First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
 

{The stars of the show}

 {You will need a cast iron skillet for this recipe. This batter would also make great muffins.  Though I haven't tried, I suppose a cake or loaf pan would work too.}

{Start dumping your dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. First up, your flour.}

 {Next, the corn meal.  I used regular / finer ground corn meal.  For added texture, you could use a medium ground, which would give more crunch.}

{Dump in your salt.}

 {Add your white sugar.  I make sure that this is a heaping measure, we like our cornbread really sweet. :)}

{And the brown sugar.}

{Take a whisk and combine all  the dry ingredients, working out most of the larger lumps.}

{Over medium heat, melt the butter in your cast iron skillet.}

{Now on to the wet ingredients.  Crack the egg in a bowl with the milk.}

{Pour in the melted butter. Return the skillet to the stove, over a medium-low heat.}

{Whisk to combine the egg, milk and butter.}

{Add the wet ingredients to the dry mix.}

{Blend on medium speed until it's well combined and smooth.  Be sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl as you go.}

{Pour the cornbread batter into the {already buttered and on the stove} cast iron skillet.  Let it cook for about 2 minutes on the stove top. After 2 minutes, put it in the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 20-23 minutes, or until a toothpick {or fork} inserted into the center, comes out clean.}

 {Gorgeously golden brown. So pretty, and smells amazing!}

 {I like to rub butter around the edges, touching the hot pan as I go, making the butter melt down onto the sides. Mmmmm!}
{This cornbread is so moist and rich, such a hit in our house. Be sure to serve each slice with a bit of softened butter.}




 {Or if you are like Cory, make a butter sandwich with your slice. *faints!*}
 

Enjoy! :)
xoxo, thanks for reading!




 
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16 comments :

  1. OMG. Look's delicious. I could eat a piece alone or with a hearty meal.

    I really love cornbread.

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  2. I made blackeyed peas today I think this will go great. Thanks

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  3. Corey sounds like my kind of eater..ha ha!!

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  4. sounds good..never put brown sugar in mine..but might have to try it :)

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  5. Thanks Lexy for the recipe! I can't wait to try this with my homemade chilli this season. Be blessed!!

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  6. Girl you about to have me go get a cast iron skillet just for this! I love me some cornbread.

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  7. Giiiiiiirl... get the skillet ready!! ::clicks heels three times:: LOL

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  8. thanks Lexy for recipe....I will be trying this on sunday!!!!

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  9. I am drooling....bookmarking this recipe NOW

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  10. Your cornbread recipe is almost identical to my mom's, she makes hers in a cast iron skillet as well and it comes out looking like yours. Man I wanna come to your house for dinner.

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  11. oh man i love me some cornbread!
    lol!!!!

    I have to try this! omg! I have to get me a cast iron skillet! and with the brown sugar, omgeeeee!

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  12. Skillet Cornbread is the best kind and the only kind I ever make, don't mess with the boxed kind!! Some do and that is fine, but I love homemade skillet cornbread. I have never made it with eggs or butter, but this looks yummy so I might have to try this with some (turkey) chilli (as you said) or a hearty vegetable soup!!


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  13. My mom used to make skillet cornbread! I'm no cook in the kitchen but your food always looks so yummy -- you're inspiring me to rattle a few pots and pans!! lol!

    But I'll definitely have to try this one especially now that the weather is cooler. Hearty meals are perfect for this season!

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  14. SHUT UP AND SLAP SOMEBODY'S MOMMA!! This looks delish!! YUM YUM gimmie SUM!! LOL Kiah

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  15. I found your recipe via pinterest! I made this recipe tonight with chili and it was amazing..definitely a great recipe and will be my "go to" cornbread recipe every time! Thanks!

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