"If you wish, you may get up a recipe for 'Southern Corn Bread' for your book, as I am very keen about it with honey... [Also], you will notice that no mention is made of sugar. If you wish to be arbitrary about it, you may add a smidgin* — but not enough to sweeten the finished product. We do not go on record as sponsoring sugar in corn bread or biscuits."
— Frank Buck
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Corn bread in all its glory is celebrated in the South, and as a food editor for Southern Living magazine, I’ve tasted many renditions. There’s a constant debate over whether or not to add sugar. This is a version I’ve come up with over the years that is neither too sweet nor too savory; feel free to add more or less sugar depending on your tastes. I judge a corn bread more by its moistness than by its sweetness — there’s nothing worse than dry corn bread — so pouring cream in the center is a touch inspired by the brilliant Marion Cunningham and her famous custard-filled corn bread. I like extra cracked black pepper on mine, à la Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
This recipe is from A Mouthful of Stars. Click here for more information on the cookbook.
Make a double batch of this gooey cornbread, courtesy of chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth of Root & Bone — it’s that delicious. If you don’t have crème fraîche on hand for serving, you could use sour cream or plain Greek yogurt instead.Looking for more recipes and tips for cooking with corn this summer? Click here for ideas from Sunshine Sweet Corn.
Have you ever tried using a gluten free "all purpose baking flour" and wound up with heavy, poor tasting pancakes or waffles or corn bread? I did, but decided there had to be a better way. Below you will find how I changed two recipes on the package and served something even my husband liked and ate!
You can't chow down on chili without having some corn bread on the side! This recipe is an all-time favorite and the secret to its delicious taste lies in the buttermilk, which along with the sugar, makes the cornbread very tender and sweet. This is the best corn bread I have ever eaten — you'll want to sop up every last bit of your chili with this bread.
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