Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Corn Bread Recipe

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WARNING: My first send-out of this post had the ingredients all messed up! Guess My brain doesn't work well when sick! SORRY!

I know I promised my dressing recipe, but I am still too ill to be baking up a storm, AND we haven't had hot water in the house since last Thursday! Major sigh! Our hybrid hot water heater has had a slow leak probably for the entire 2 1/2-years we've owned it and is entirely corroded!!! We are now at the mercy of "virtual man" who must decide whether to okay a new unit labor free or a new unit and we pay for the installation (Will installed our present hot water heater). Until that is decided, we have no ETA. With the Thanksgiving weekend fast arriving, there is the possibility of no hot water (hot showers) until a week from this coming Tuesday!!!

When I began making stuffing way back in my early 20's, I used a recipe from an older friend I worked with named Mary. She was an avid cook with a hefty cookbook collection. Her recipe used a pound of chicken livers. While I love chicken and turkey liver, I found myself in a minority, and began using the simple recipe found on the packages of herb seasoned bread stuffing . Of course, I added my own personal touches, and after a few years finally came up with my present day recipe!

My days of using packaged bread stuffing and Jiffy corn bread mix are long gone, so, let's look a a simple corn bread recipe to use in my stuffing.

This tasty corn bread recipe is from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook.
Preheat oven to 425F

Sift or whisk together:

3/4 cup corn meal

1 cup flour

1/3 cup sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

Mix in until just mixed:

1 cup milk

1 egg, well beaten

2 tablespoons, melted butter

  • Spoon into a shallow buttered 8-inch square pan.
  • Bake 20 minutes at 425F until golden brown.
  • Cool on wire rack.
  • Store in freezer bag in freezer until ready for use.
Corn Bread baked to golden perfection! (Photo taken 2-14-13)

This looks good enough to eat! (Photo taken 2-14-13)

The best things about great Corn Bread? I love the crunchy exterior, both top and bottom! I love the sweet corn flavor and coarse moist interior! I love it hot with melted butter and a bit of honey or my homemade blackberry jam, and I love it cold smeared with just butter! And, it's my favorite bread to serve with a steaming bowl of chili!

Still on the mend . . . Over at Julie's!!!

This is my Corn Bread sliced in half . . . and smeared with butter . . . YUM!!!
(Photo added 2-14-13)


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