Monday, February 12, 2018

Basic Corn Bread - Favorite Family Recipes

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My recipe is definitely a staple where I am from.  Some families add sugar, but we don't.  In the past, I've had handwritten recipes to share, but this one has been memorized for a very long time.  ;-)  

My sister, Mom and me at the dining table circa 1980 or maybe 1981

Basic Corn Bread

1/2 cup salted butter
1 cup yellow corn meal
1 cup self rising flour
1 egg
1 cup milk

First, I zap the butter in our microwave for about 30 seconds so it is nice and soft.  Next comes the corn meal and flour.  I make sure the butter is evenly distributed before I add the cold egg and milk.  We like crispy corn bread, so in a well greased square baking dish, it is baked for about 25 minutes at a temp of 425.  This recipe is great for muffins, too, baking them at 425 for about 20 minutes.


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13 comments:

  1. Sounds like going home to me. My mom taught me a similar recipe.

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  2. Marci, when I started reading your post about cornbread (without sugar) I suddenly remembered my mom making cornbread several times a week for dinner. You brought back memories I had almost forgotten. Unfortunately, she didn't use a recipe and made it by memory and I never paid attention when she made it. Now I can make yours to see if it's similar! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Sunday dinners with cornbread were frequent occurrences when I was growing up. My mother's recipe didn't call for sugar either. I'm pretty picky about cornbread and your recipe sounds just right.

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  4. Corn bread is a staple in my home. There are very few recipes I can cook from memory but corn bread is one. We are one of those families who enjoy a pinch of sugar in our recipe but I know that is not for everyone. Your recipe sounds great and now I'd like a bowl of soup and some cornbread! Love your vintage photo, everyone is so happy!

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  5. I don't make cornbread very often because I never have cornmeal on hand! I will have to buy some and try this recipe. It looks simple and fast! Pinning!

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  6. I am from Florida originally and I still remember my mom and grandma in the kitchen making corn bread or biscuits--so good. Will give your recipe a try!

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  7. How sweet is the picture of you with your Mom and your Sister! There is nothing like homemade corn bread. We love to serve it with chili! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Marci - what a great picture you shared! I haven't had corn bread since I was living at my parents house! Another reason why I love these recipe shares!! Looking forward to trying your recipe soon! Pinning :)

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  9. Nothing beats hot out of the oven corn bread.

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  10. There is nothing better than a family recipe. It usually tastes better and brings back warm memories with it! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party.

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  11. I'm not sure I've every had corn bread so thanks for the recipe and sharing at #BloggersPitStop

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  12. That sounds like such a treat and that piccy of you guys with your mom is so lovely. You look so close and happy

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  13. This recipe sounds heavenly. My grandson and son-in-law love cornbread. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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