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Feb 102016
 

Country Living Buttermilk Corn Bread

Topped with blacked peas-chopped onions and a dash of vinegar...

Topped with blacked peas-chopped onions and a dash of vinegar…

Hey Ya’ll, Kenny here to share a recipe that I found in one of my wife’s older cook books. It’s titled – Country Living Recipes – and was written by Jean Wickstrom Liles. The recipe is by Mrs. N.A. Gilcrease from Corsicana, Texas.

As you all know, I am a big fan of corn bread and thought I would try making this recipe myself.  (Please…hold the applause for later.)

Now don’t get me wrong here…I love my wife’s Country Corn Bread the best. You knew I had to say that. After fixing up this bread I found it to be a little dry but, tasted pretty darn good. It would go great with black-eyed peas or fried fish which is what we enjoyed it with.

O.K. enough of my jabbering…here’s the recipe—>

Country Living Buttermilk Corn Bread
 
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Serves: 9 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Combine the dry ingredients.
  2. Add egg and buttermilk mixing well.
  3. Pour batter into a well greased 8 inch square pan.
  4. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until it is golden brown.
  5. Makes about 9 servings.
Notes
I think i would have used a wider pan for a thinner bread. We like our corn bread a little cruncher.

Hope you try this corn bread and enjoy eating it. Oh yeah…..don’t expect me to do this too often….

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Oct 282015
 

Sweet Tater Cornbread

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You know, I never even knew this kind of cornbread existed, no not kidding, really! Now, I don’t keep up with TV shows on cooking too much and I just like to see a recipe in a cookbook (especially my older ones, like me) and try to adapt it to the food we like. This recipe was originally for pumpkin instead of sweet potatoes and as pumpkin is not one of our all time favorite foods, I decided to go with sweet potato with a few other changes! I have to say, I made my Southern boy really, really happy, oh my, just what I love to do! This weekend is our 24th anniversary and I am trying to think of something special to fix for dinner as he is still trying to cope with eating, but by Thanksgiving, all should be back to the norm or at least it better be, ha ha! So let’s get to the recipe on hand and not dwell on tomorrow, okay?

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Sweet Tater Cornbread
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 teas baking soda
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sweet potato puree, I had some baked off already and use them
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
Instructions
  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the remaining ingredients and add to the dry, stirring until just combined.
  3. Pour into a greased 8 X 8 greased baking dish, smoothing out top as much as possible.
  4. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes or until tests done with a toothpick (Southern style) or a knife comes out clean.

Hope you enjoy as much as Kenny did, and me for that matter too! I think this would be great with any ham or pork dish especially now with sweet taters in! And, oh yes, got my pumpkins at the fireplace for Halloween……………….

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