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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

How do you like your cornbread?

Have I mentioned that WhistleStop has a fantastic chili starter? Look for it in your local produce market~ or, of course, you can buy some from our Country Store. We call the store 'A Pinch of Dis and a Pinch of Dat', cuz you can find all of our products in just one place.

I have posted recipes for Chutney Chili, and Beer Chili but the chili starter is the best (IMHO). No matter how you make chili~ it is perfect for this time of year.

The question is~ how do you like your cornbread? There are as many recipes for yummy cornbread as there are for chili. Good hot cornbread with butter is just what you need as a go along. Here are a couple of our favorite cornbread recipes.
Buttermilk Cornbread
2 cups self rising cornmeal
2 Tbs vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 egg
Pre-heat oven to 450°
Pour a small amount of oil into a heavy skillet and coat the edges. Place the skillet into the oven to preheat. Sprinkle a small amount of dry cornmeal into the bottom of the hot skillet to prevent the bread from sticking. Combine cornmeal, 2 Tbs oil, buttermilk and egg in a bowl, stirring until combined. Pour into a hot skillet. Bake at 475° for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

Sourcream Cornbread
2 cups self rising cornmeal
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sourcream
8oz creamed corn
2 eggs
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. (Following the directions for pre-heating the skillet as above.) Bake at 450° for 20-23 minutes until done.

Y'all enjoy!~ Sandi


Anonymous said...

Sandi - I like to add some chopped jalapeno pepper and grated aged cheddar to my cornbread. YUM

Jan said...

Hey! I was just saying that I was going to make some chili tomorrow! Now I have a couple of great cornbread recipes to try to go with it! Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Hot diggety! Someone with the good sense not to put sugar in a cornbread recipe!

I am in awe, I truly am.

I'll second the peppers, but i prefer poblanos, a bit of salsa and a wee bit of corn, just for texture.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

That looks so nice - I've always wanted to make corn bread in a skillet.

Adriann said...

Yum...yum! Thanks for the fantastic recipes.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

That sour cream cornbread looks great! And I've got the perfect cast iron pan for it.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

My husband could eat cornbread 3times a day everyday. Mary

Sandy McTier Designs said...

Oh YUM! I'm in the mood for some chili now with that cornbread!
Hope you are having a wonderful week.
Sandy ;)

Sugar Bear said...

Oh I love cornbread!

Cheryl said...

I think I have told you before of my insane love for cornbread. Its even better when you can see the kernals in it like you did. Yum.

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Oh do we love cornbread! I usually just make it plain, but we also like sour cream cornbread. In fact, I made some last week and we had it with Sante Fe Soup.

Gigi said...

ooh, i like mine with kernels in the batter. made in a cast iron skillet cut into wedges.

Sandi McBride said...

Did I tell you that McLeod Farms sells your products? I always brag that I know you, lol...shame on me for not telling her how she could know you too! I'm a shameful hussy!

Unknown said...

Chili and cornbeard, a perfect combo for this time of year. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Susie Q said...

Oh this sounds good. My dad LOVED cornbread of any sort!
I like the *sweet* kind but LOVE this! I always add corn kernels too.

We are big chili fans here and corn bread is a MUST with it!

Thank you for always giving us the BEST recipes!


Tina Leavy said...

Hey there Sandi! that's good ole southern eats..chili with cornbread! great for a cold day for sure.I'm gonna have to get out the big soup pot and make up a big pot of chili..maybe by the weekend.
Hope you are having a really good week!

Giddy said...

My H was born in Alabama, so cornbread is a real staple around here. I make mine with cheddar and jalapeno and bake it in cast iron corn stick pans 'cause I really like them crispy and crunchy. H makes a really mean chili, starting with dried chiles he has soaked and whirred up in the food processor. YUM! Just the thing for a cold Maine winter evening while sitting in front of the wood stove. Does it get any warmer than that?

tut-tut said...

cast iron is the only way to go!

Unknown said...

How do I like cornbread? I LOVE IT!

I have heard that family feuds take place over cornbread in the South. Is this true? I have heard that some feel it's a violation to put corn kernels in it, and others couldn't eat it without kernels. Some even hold to a certain corn meal. What's your take on it?


JANET said...

I like mine made with sweet milk, but that sour cream cornbread recipe looks mighty tempting!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I've never made skillet cornbread, but the one I do make has been a recipe that my mom has had for over 40 years. It's really simply, and I love to griddle a slice and top it with butter and honey, or even banana slices!

PAT said...

Soooo goooood!

I make cornbread in an iron skillet. I baby that skillet! It's very old and o so well seasoned!

Ours is unsweetened, regular ol' cornbread. Good with Applebutter!


Cottage Contessa said...

I have been reading on so many blogs about cornbread, but I have never seen or tasted it here in Australia. So thank you very much for posting the recipe, I am looking forward to giving it a go! It sounds delicious!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Unknown said...

I’ve read a few posts here and I can actually relate. I am in love with Marie Callender's cornbread.
They are simple to make and super yummy, especially with honey butter. I've been a fan of MC's ever since I was a little girl, and have fond memories of eating it with my family back in San Jose, CA. Check out their website to order your cornbread mix. They also stock a variety of gourmet products I'm sure you will enjoy.

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