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Our Best Corn Bread Recipes
From Southern to Mexican Corn Breads

These are our best corn bread recipes from a sweet southern style with buttermilk to a spicy Mexican corn bread with jalapenos. Plus an old fashioned recipe where we reveal the secret for crispy soft corn bread every time. Enjoy!

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Southern Sweet Corn Bread Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 9)

  • 1/2 cup butter


  • 1/2 cup white sugar


  • 2 eggs


  • 1 cup buttermilk (No buttermilk? See Substitutes)


  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1 cup cornmeal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Directions

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch cast iron skillet with some vegetable oil and place in oven while preheating. (Why a cast iron skillet? It is the secret to a perfect cornbread crust.) If you don't have a cast iron skillet then grease an 8 inch square pan and set-aside (not in oven).

    In a large pot, melt butter. Remove from heat and mix in the sugar. Immediately add the eggs and beat until well mixed.

    Stir in the remaining ingredients until everything is well blended (there should be few lumps).

    Pour batter into the cast iron skillet or prepared pan and bake 30 - 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cut into squares and serve warm.
    Substitutions

    No buttermilk? Make your own. Combine 1 cup of milk, minus 1 tablespoon, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Let sit 5 minutes.


    Old Fashioned Corn Bread Recipe
    Don't miss out on our Mexican spin
    of this recipe at the bottom.

    Ingredients (Serves 9)

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened


  • 1 cup sugar


  • 3 eggs


  • 1 2/3 cups milk


  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1 1/3 cup cornmeal


  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder


  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Directions

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch cast iron skillet with some vegetable oil and place in oven while preheating. (Why a cast iron skillet? It is the secret to a perfect cornbread crust - Soft on the inside while crispy on the outside.) If you don't have a cast iron skillet then grease a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan and set-aside (not in oven).

    In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar.

    In a separate bowl, mix the eggs and milk.

    In another bowl, mix the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt.

    Alternate adding the egg mixture and dry ingredient mixture to the creamed mixture.

    Once everything is combined, pour batter into prepared skillet or baking pan and bake at 400 degrees F for 20 - 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cut into squares and serve warm.

    Spicy Mexican Corn Bread Recipe

    Follow all of the steps above with these changes/additions:

    To the egg and milk mixture add:

    1 (15 ounce) can cream-style corn
    1/2 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers, drained (or jalapenos)
    1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
    1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

    Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.















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