your best cornbread recipe?

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  1. teleamp

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    Good post...

    I like some bacon fat in the skillet, and yes pre-heat the skillet, the batter should sizzle when your pouring it in...

    I bang the skillet against a door frame to break the cb loose.

    Remove the cornbread from the skillet and let cool for 5 - 10 minutes before cutting, if you cut ti to soon, it will let a lot of moisture out and you will have a drier, crumblier cb.
     
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    Do you have corn meal? I so, get a recipe off the internet...
     
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    ah ha !...Im a lernin'.....LOL..skillet....butter milk or sour cream...some add a can of cream corn...make it loose...don't cut it.. let it cool to hold moisture...this was the hard part..cant wait to eat it!.......also found a recipe for...fool proof.. moist sweet cornbread cake..ya ok I'll be the judge of that..LOL..
     
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    Most of the recipes call for using some flour in conjunction with your corn meal. That's what I like about Martha White, they sell corn meal with the flour already mixed in.

    I also use it for making hushpuppies and (sometimes) as breading for fried fish. It's what my mom and grandma trained me to use lol. The flour content helps with both.

    Let's don't get started on southern biscuits as that really is a black art....

    Cornbread is a great place to start for guys who want to bake (that sounds bad lol).
    It's nearly idiot-proof and I am living testimony.
     
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    I was raised learning to make corn bread and biscuits and still can do the job but the Jiffy mix is good and fast..Some times I add 1 ts of sugar..
     
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    Cornbread is a great place to start for guys who want to bake (that sounds bad lol).


    nothing wrong with a guy knowing how to cook...when I was on the road (in the middle of nowhere)...I had an electric frying pan in my motel or hotel room...you would'nt believe what I could cook with that..and feed the whole band!
     
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    There's no limit with a good electric fry pan. Can make great fried chicken in one of those, just make sure you have a spatter shield though!
     
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    The secret to great biscuits is the lard and cutting it into the flour mix.
     
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    Just make sure in lieu of some of the liquid, you put in a can of creamed corn. Also, a bit of jalapeño is awesome
     
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    Sounds good, you cook like I do dkmw. I'll give that a try, thanks.
     
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    heres a recipe I just made ...very moist ..very good..

    corn meal...(white or yellow) 1 cup
    baking powder 1 tsp
    baking soda half tsp
    salt half tsp
    eggs 2
    cream corn 1 cup
    cooking oil one quarter cup
    sour cream 1 cup

    stir together meal..baking powder..baking soda..salt
    add eggs and mix together..stir in corn..oil..and sour cream
    pour into lightly greased 8x8 cake pan
    bake at 400F oven for 25 minutes


    easy ..quick and very moist..............we topped it with butter and real good maple syrup!
     
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    Another Jiffy guy.
     
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    Kinda, sorta.
     
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    ^ That's what I was hoping:)

    I remember asking my grandmother for ''recipes'' for some of these things (cornbread, biscuits, hushpuppies); and she just rolled her eyes and suggested I watch her closely when she made them. So I never learned #s for things, just sort of proportions.

    And then I definitely added some of my own touches over the years. My hushpuppies, for instance, have evolved a little bit from she did. I'm trying to pass some of this on to my son - he sure does enjoy eating it, so I tell him he darn well better learn to cook it.
     
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    Gotta give this a go.
     
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    My mom and grandmas always cooked this way. It drove me crazy. My mother said that while my dad was in the war she worked as a house servant for some big guy at a bank in St. Paul. She said she never wrote anything down because the family loved her food so much she was afraid they would steal her recipes. Man, mama could cook.
    I had a great grandma that was cooking at a wood stove and caught flames. She died.
     
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