Using a regular baking pan for cornbread
Can I use a recipe intended for a cast iron skillet (http://www.recipezaar.com/51550) if I don't have a skillet?
I know that cornbread is best made in a skillet. But since I do not have one, would it work okay to use this recipe (omitting the part where you butter the skillet and heat it up) with a regular baking pan? Or should I find a recipe meant for a regular baking pan? Thank you!
You can use a pyrex square baker or even a pie plate. Instead of adding the the oil to batter, add the butter. Heat the oil called for in what you are baking the cornbread in and ad the melted butter to the batter. Omit the sugar. Heat the baker with the oil and when it is hot add the batter and pop into the oven. The hot oil will give you the crispy crust you want. Scour the Goodwill and thrift shops for an 8" or 9" cast iron skillet and clean it up running it through the self cleaning cycle of your oven and then lightly reseason.