Monday, May 28, 2012

Stand Out Sides: Cornbread

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I will admit that I love breads, any kind of bread really.  But the first time I had cornbread, with a pat of butter (of course), I was in heaven.  I love the crumbly texture warm right out of the oven.  When we decided to hold a barbeque to celebrate the impending summer and Mom actually SUGGESTED we serve cornbread I almost fell off my chair.

One thing cornbread is not known for is being extremely healthy.  But, we substituted the original buttermilk in this recipe for skim milk and called it a day.  You may have missed the buttermilk if you had them side-by-side, but for me this really hit the spot.  What else says summer like a barbeque, corn on the cob, and cornbread?!

I hope you are all having an enjoyable Memorial Day as we honor those who have served and died for our country.  Of course, simultaneously, I always have associated Memorial Day as the kick-off to summer and I'm thrilled with the number of exciting summer recipes we have coming up...I can practically taste them already.  I've been keeping a list on Pinterest of summer recipes I want to make!  I wish summer was longer so I'd have a chance to make as much as my eyes want!
Cornbread (adapted from here)
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk (I used skim; the original used buttermilk)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Grease an 8x8 baking pan and set aside.  Melt butter in a large bowl in the microwave.  Stir in sugar.  Quickly add eggs and beat until well-combined.  Add buttermilk and baking soda an stir into mixture.  Stir in cornmeal, flour, and salt until well-combined and it is mainly smooth (very few lumps).  Pour batter into greased baking pan.  Bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.   I prefer to serve it still warm, but you can serve it either warm or at room temperature.  To store, place in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Until the next time my oven is on...

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