Classic Cornbread: A Taste Of Southern Comfort In The UK

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Classic Cornbread

Point: This traditional cornbread recipe is a staple in Southern cuisine and is a perfect side dish for any meal.

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400°F and grease a 9-inch square baking dish.

RECIPE: Quick Breads - Cornbread - Cookery School - London
RECIPE: Quick Breads – Cornbread – Cookery School – London

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of cornmeal, 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt.

Step 3: In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of melted butter, and 2 beaten eggs.

Step 4: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.

Step 5: Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 6: Let the cornbread cool slightly before slicing and serving with butter or honey.

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Point: Add a spicy kick to your cornbread with jalapenos and sharp cheddar cheese for a flavorful twist on a classic recipe.

Step 1: Prepare the classic cornbread recipe as directed, but add 1 diced jalapeno pepper (seeds removed for less heat) and 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese to the batter.

Step 2: Bake as directed and enjoy the spicy, cheesy goodness of this jalapeno cheddar cornbread.

Maple Bacon Cornbread

Point: Elevate your cornbread game with the irresistible combination of sweet maple syrup and savory bacon.

Step 1: Cook 4 strips of bacon until crispy, then crumble or chop into small pieces.

Step 2: Prepare the classic cornbread recipe as directed, but reduce the sugar to 2 tablespoons and add 1/4 cup of maple syrup to the wet ingredients.

Step 3: Stir in the bacon pieces and bake as directed for a mouthwatering maple bacon cornbread that will leave your taste buds wanting more.