‘Pi R Squared? No, pie are round, cornbread are square.’
Ever heard that one? It comes up every time I bake cornbread. We’re strange that way.
This corn bread gets rave reviews. I think it’s because it’s a bit closer to corn cake than corn bread, but who’s quibbling?
I like a corn bread that has a nubbly corn texture, preferably with corn kernels in it. And to avoid having to slather honey and butter over it, I like my corn bread on the moister side. Sometimes I slather more honey and butter on it anyway.
Here’s what you need to do:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
1-1/2 C yellow cornmeal
2 C All purpose flour
1 C sugar
1 T baking powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
Separately mix together
2 C milk
2 large eggs
1/2 stick melted butter
1 ear fresh corn on the cob
(cut kernels off the cob first or you’ll be sorry)
Fold into dry ingredients until just blended. Do not over mix. Lumps or unevenness is ok. Remember, there are corn kernels in there and those will never stir out.
Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13 pan. Drizzle about 2 T honey on top of the batter. I squirt a design out of the honey bear, so I’m not sure the exact amount actually, but get enough on there that each piece you eventually cut will have a little honey.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until it’s browning on the top and a wooden toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cut into 24 reasonable sized squares, or 12 large ones.
By the way, Schnap jumps for cornbread.
I jump for Cornbread, too!
I fly home from NH for cornbread… that’s like jumping, but a couple thousand feet more elevation and a couple thousand miles for distance…
Me three. Had it for breakfast, definitely a yummy treat!