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?
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.
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.