I will admit that I love Jiffy's corn muffins in the little blue box. If I am going to make chili, I'll cheat with the corn muffins. My Dad would say that isn't cornbread. He is a Southern. At Thanksgiving, his family serve cornbread stuffing. My Mother is a Northern and I live in Maine. I make bread stuffing at Thanksgiving. What I'm trying to tell you is I like my cornbread sweet. Growing up, my Dad would make us cornbread in a cast iron skillet and it was good. I make it from a box.
The reason why I'm telling you this is because I went ahead and made corn bread from scratch. I did. Guess what? It was good. I even offered my Dad some. I would never think about offering my Dad Jiffy cornbread. I want to live. How do you like your corn bread? I guess I should ask if you eat corn bread?Buttermilk Corn Bread
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Grease an 8 inch pan.
- Melt butter in a large skillet.
- Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the sugar.
- Quickly add the eggs and beat until incorporated.
- In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk and baking soda.
- Stir in the buttermilk mixture to the sugar butter mixture.
- Mix in the cornmeal, flour, and salt until well mix with only a few lumps remaining.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Did you already know............
-Jiffy is owned by Chelsea Milling Company in Chelsea, Michigan.
-The Chelsea Milling Company has been family operated since the early 1800s.
-In 1930, Mrs. Mabel White Holmes' twin boys brought two motherless boys to her home. Mrs. Holmes noticed the boys were eating "frightful looking sandwiches" and had the idea of making a mix that would be easy to make. Her husband thought it was a great idea and started to produce the mix at the Chelsea Milling Company.
-When Mrs. Holmes was growing up, their cook would say the "biscuits will be ready in a jiffy".