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Would you care to share your favorite cornbread recipe?

Hi everyone, I lost my favorite cornbread recipe. Do you have a good recipe you'd like to share? I prefer a cake-like texture, not the dense kind.

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  1. What kind of cornmeal do you have? If a box, does it have a recipe? Anything with roughly equal parts cornmeal and flour will give you that cake-like texture. The amount of sugar is up to you. And beware of the no-sugar cornbread mafia. :)

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    1. This is the recipe that I use:
      http://www.food.com/recipe/buttermilk...

      I add 2 teaspoons of sugar since I'm a yankee :) I usually don't go for cornbreads that have more than a Tablespoon or 2 of ap flour, if any at all. I also like browning butter slighty in the skillet rather than using oil, it gives the crusty edges more flavor.

      1. Suzanne Goin's is the best I've ever had... and I grew up on really good corn bread and have tried many, many recipes. This is now my go-to corn bread and I make it all the time and it is created for a cast iron skillet:

        http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/cornbr...

         
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        1. re: Tom P

          Watch the browned butter carefully.

          1. re: paulj

            That was a good catch, I remember that being an issue. I just melt and smear then pour in the batter because the butter browns on its own while crisping up the corn bread.

            1. re: lilgi

              In the Southern style, bacon drippings have a similar function - flavoring and creating a crust.

          1. I just made Alton Brown's creamed corn cornbread and it was awesome! I prefer a not so sweet cornbread, and this hit the spot. The kernels of corn were really nice, and it was not too dry, which has been a problem for me with other recipies. If you like a sweeter bread, some of the commenters mentioned they had increased the sugar with good results.

            http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al...

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            1. re: DrMag

              I love this one too, but found it somewhat dry when I moved from over 7000 feet above sea level to about sea level. Where are you? Did I just mess it up when I came down from the mountains?