Tuesday, November 19, 2013


I have tried recipe after recipe for cornbread.  They are either too gritty or too much like a cake.  So I went to my old cookbooks.  I actually decided to put 2 different recipes together to get this one.  One was from a Pioneer cookbook I have.  I love recipes from the pioneer era.  Especially when they are written down with ingredients listed in "a little of this and a little of that".  Or my favorite "bake in a moderate oven. 

So since I do not have a hearth to cook in or a tin bake oven I have to decipher what the temperature of the oven should be.  Although I do want to take a class at the museum on hearth cooking. 


1 cup cornmeal
1/2 unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
1 cup cream corn

Combine the dry ingredients and stir to mix.  Add the wet ingredients and mix well.  Pour the mixture into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40-45 minutes.

This has become my family's favorite cornbread recipe.  Next time I make this I'm going to add a little sugar. 


Sandra said...

Yum. I too have tried so many recipes and still haven't found the one I'm 100% happy with. I'm going to give this one a try and see how we like it :)

Faye Henry said...

Thank you so much for the recipe.. I pinned it.. xo

Sherri B. said...

You certainly are a brave lady to take those old recipes and be able to put them into modern day use..great job! xo

Vintage Home said...

Yeah for your win over at Little HOuse in Paradise!
Beautiful blog here!