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Blackberry Cornbread

MRyerson06 Oct 30, 2011 06:21 AM

I've been reading a lot of Southern fiction and I'm gaining a million pounds making all the delicious food they talk about it in the books!

I love the idea of blackberry cornbread - anybody ever make this? I swore I saw a recipe that called for regular cornmeal but now the only ones I can find call for white cornmeal. Could I substitute yellow?

What do you think?

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    Leepa RE: MRyerson06 Oct 30, 2011 07:00 AM

    Funny you should bring this up. I made blackberry cornbread muffins for breakfast last Sunday and they were good. I used White Lily buttermilk cornmeal mix - which is made with white cornmeal. The recipe called for the cornmeal mix (2 cups), sugar (1/2 cup), 5 eggs, 1 pint sour cream, 1/2 cup melted butter, and 2 cups of frozen blackberries. Parcel out over 24 muffin cups and bake.

    White cornmeal is "regular" cornmeal for me, so I can't comment on your yellow cornmeal question. To me, yellow cornmeal is for corn cake only.

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      MRyerson06 RE: Leepa Oct 30, 2011 07:13 AM

      Thanks, Leepa. I have to admit I'd never heard of white cornmeal until I looked for this recipe. Thanks for your muffin recipe!

    2. hotoynoodle RE: MRyerson06 Oct 30, 2011 07:13 AM

      i use yellow cornmeal all the time for cornbread, usually a mix of fine and coarse ground. this gives a more rustic texture and a cornier flavor that i prefer. no reason you can't add blackberries, i often put blueberries in it.

      another way to go, if you are making muffins, is to partway fill the muffin cup, place a dollop of blackberry/blueberry/strawberry jam in there then top off with more batter.

      1. visciole RE: MRyerson06 Oct 30, 2011 07:43 AM

        Blackberry cornbread sounds great!

        White cornmeal and yellow cornmeal are pretty much interchangeable. You can use whichever you prefer, or whichever you have on hand. I make blueberry cornbread all the time with yellow cornmeal, but if I had white, I would not hesitate to use it.

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          MRyerson06 RE: visciole Oct 30, 2011 07:50 AM

          Fantastic. That's what I wanted to hear - LOL. Thanks, all!

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            visciole RE: MRyerson06 Oct 30, 2011 08:10 AM

            Don't be put off by the area around the berry turning kinda green (blue + yellow). Some folks (not as lazy as I am) like to flour the berries before folding them gently into the batter in order to minimize this.

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