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Cast Iron Sweet Cornbread

There is nothing better than sweet cornbread. I remember my mom use to make cornbread and spoonbread. I would always pour syrup on my cornbread to make it sweet. My mom's cornbread taste like cake to me which inspired me to create this recipe. I tweaked her recipe just a little to make it my own and add a twist to the dish. This cornbread is baked in a cast iron skillet. It is moist from the cream corn with a hint of sweetness.

Cornbread was a Friday night dish paired with fried fish French fries or fried potatoes and lettuce and tomatoes on the side. A large glass of sweet tea to wash it all down. Although my mom's cornbread was sweet I still poured that syrup over it but, no butter for me back then. Today, I add the honey butter and sometimes I will take it back to my childhood days and add syrup just because.

Did You Know

Cornbread and spoonbread has basically the same ingredients but spoonbread is a lighter, moister version of cornbread. Almost like a souffle or fluffy custard, made with boiling water. Cornbread is more cake base consistency.

Ingredients Cast Iron Sweet Cornbread

1 cup corn meal

1 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

7 tbsp granulated sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 1/2 cup warm milk

2 large eggs

1 small can cream corn (8oz)

Let's Cook!

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F

  • In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, corn meal, baking soda, and baking powder.

  • Whisk the ingredients to ensure that they are evenly distributed.

  • In a second bowl combine the warm milk, eggs and sugar.

  • Whisk the ingredients together until it is well blended.

  • Slowly add in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until it is well incorporated.

  • Into a food processor add the cream corn until completely puree.

  • Pour into the cornbread batter. Blend well.

  • Melt 2 tbsp of butter in the cast iron skillet. Pour in the cornbread batter.

  • Bake at 350° F for 40 to 45 minutes on until golden brown and a toothpick is clean when checking if it's done from the middle.

  • Ready to serve!

Bon Appetit, ENJOY!

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Debra Johnson | Food Blogger
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