Cornbread

12 02 2010

Fresh from oven

With crummy weather and forecast that may include snow here, it’s time for some comfort food. We have some leftover chili and have been baking some bread so it’s a natural evolution to cornbread. Here’s a twist on the traditional southern classic that adds a little lightness.

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ cup AP flour
  • kernels from 1 ear roasted corn (~ 1/3-1/2 cup)
  •  2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 egg whites

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degree F.

Place the vegetable oil in a 9-inch baking pan or cast iron skillet. Place in the oven to heat.

Combine the cornmeal, flour, pumpkin, corn, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cayenne and black pepper and mix well. In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk and whole egg. Add to dry ingredients and stir just to combine. Whip the egg whites to soft peaks and gently fold into the mixture. Remove the hot pan from the oven, drain excess vegetable oil so the pan is lightly coated and pour the cornmeal batter into the skillet or pan.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until firm and golden brown on top.

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5 responses

12 02 2010
Rebecca

love cornbread one of America’s good foods lol

13 02 2010
whatscookingwithdoc

Southern polenta!

12 02 2010
Andréa

I’ve never put cayenne in my cornbread. I’ll have to give that a try

13 02 2010
whatscookingwithdoc

Jalepeno cornbread is popular and delicious. This gives it (it’s a small amount) a hint of that bite as a nice secondary flavor. Let me know if you like it. If you do, try jalepeno and cheese-that’s a meal!

13 02 2010
Chef E

Add a dash of cheese, and ummm mmm good! Just hold the buttermilk 😦

You talkin’ my neck o’ the woods brother! Gosh I cannot look at a skillet without it talking me back to mammaw’s kitchen…beans, fresh chopped onion, and a splash of hot sauce! Whoooo I’m hungry now…

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