Is There Such Thing as Basic Cornbread Anymore?
We have been on the lookout for a back to basics cornbread recipe and found it doing a project for one of the kids! Recipes, these days, are getting to be over the top. They are gluten-free, fat- free, sugar-free, all organic, non gmo, or just on this side of cardboard. So, we are going back to basics. In our first installment of basic recipes, we introduce a wonderfully tasty cornbread that is the only thing that could make our chili taste any better! Do what you want to with this recipe to make it fit the way you eat, but make this recipe the foundation of what cornbread you bake.
Hold on there, Betty, first you must prepare yourself. If you haven’t inherited a pre-seasoned iron skillet, do your decedents a favor and start with this one. There is nothing like the flavor of a well seasoned iron skillet and whatever you do, DO NOT clean this skillet with soap or put it in the dishwasher. Let the cooked-ons and oils build up by wiping it out with a paper towel and heat drying it on the range or cook-top, this is the “seasoning” process. Once a month or so, rub in some salt with a lightly dampened paper towel or new sponge to remove the little pieces that just don’t want to come off with a paper towel. I know you may find this a little displeasing to not use soap, but give it a shot, the future of America will eventually appreciate it. The 9 x 9 works too, but wouldn’t the story be better when the skillet is passed on?
There are times in a marriage that you must choose levity. This was one of those times. We love cooking together, but, when you throw in the caveat of cooking while on break during a marriage conference, wine may be appropriate. So, we decided it was appropriate and we think you will enjoy the following video because of that decision!
Ingredients (the links are to ingredients we used to make this recipe):
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Grease a cast iron skillet, like we did, or a 9 x 9 x 2 glass baking dish. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine the eggs, milk, and butter in a medium bowl. Combine the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Do not over mix! Bake for 20 minutes and do a toothpick check. If you draw back a little wet ingredients, bake for 5 more minutes.
Videography shout out to Lindsey of Lenae Photography. Amazing work, friend!
We look forward to your comments or suggestions on what to do next. We have fun making these videos and hope you enjoy them.