Corn Bread Recipes
In my opinion, this is the only way to make Corn Bread! I will share with you the recipe that my mother used when I was growing up, and I will share my slight changes.
2C degermed yellow cornmeal
2T white, all-purpose flour
2tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
2C soured milk
1 med egg, beaten
1/4 C shortening
Preheat your oven to 450*, putting your 8-10″ skillet & shortening in when you turn on the oven.
In your batter bowl mix together the dry ingredients.
Make your soured milk by putting 2T vinegar in your measuring cup and filling to the 2C line with sweet milk.
Add the egg to the milk, then add to the dry ingredients, and mix well.
Once your oven & skillet are hot, carefully remove the skillet and carefully swirl the now melted shortening around the pan to coat, then pour it into the cornbread batter. Stir in.
Pour the batter back into the hot skillet and return to the oven. Bake for about 40 minutes. It is done when browned and releases from the sides of the skillet. It should turn out of the skillet easily when inverted over a plate.
Cut into wedges, butter, and serve hot with brown beans, chopped onions, and fried potatoes, or with your favorite chili recipe.
My Corn Bread Recipe
Basically it is the same recipe, but with whole grain ingredients.
Put a dry iron skillet in the oven and preheat to 450*
Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven when it reaches 450*, and pour oil in the hot skillet. Carefully swirl it around the skillet to coat it, then pour into the batter. Stir it in, then pour the batter into the hot skillet, and carefully return the skillet to the hot oven.
Bake it for 20 minutes. Important to note the difference in baking time!
It is done when browned and releases from the sides of the skillet. It should turn out of the skillet easily when inverted over a plate.
*A different substitution can be made by using buttermilk instead of soured milk or yogurt. In that case, bake for 30 minutes. I have absolutely no idea why the baking times are different, and they may vary differently for you.