Friday, February 3, 2012

Buttermilk Corn Bread

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
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Grease an 8 inch pan.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet.
  4. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the sugar.
  5. Quickly add the eggs and beat until incorporated.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk and baking soda.
  7. Stir in the buttermilk mixture to the sugar butter mixture.
  8. Mix in the cornmeal, flour, and salt until well mix with only a few lumps remaining.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  10. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Recipe adapted from all recipes.

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".

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to try this!! Pedro and I love cornbread! I can't wait to check out all the other great recipes you've featured. I haven't been by this site in a while, so glad to see all the new additions! Keep up the amazing cooking and awesome pictures! I love it!