Sunday, April 6, 2008


I made PW's spicy chicken legs again tonight. I was looking at PW's website last night and stumbled across a cornbread recipe. So, I got to thinking that I should try to make scratch cornbread for the first time in my life. As Dad will atest, the only cornbread us Northerners have ever eaten came straight from a Jiffy Mix box;-) And we didn't serve them with beans. It was ham and creamed corn!
Well, it wasn't hard to make at all. And, Joey was quite the helper, but I had missed reading that Ree doesn't like sweet cornbread. I tasted the batter, and it was a tad more bitter than I was prepared to eat, so I dumped in a 1/4 cup sugar. The batter seemed plenty moist enough to handle that without adding any more liquid.
I thought they turned out quite pretty and yummy. Joey took a few bites but was not sold. Johnny refused to even try...maybe tomorrow. I even had them buttered up. I enjoyed the one I let myself have, and making them was fun.
I have to say that I don't like crunchy bread, so I ignored the sizzle part of the recipe too. I don't even own an iron skillet (did I admit that?). The recipe turned out just fine in muffin cups;-)
If I'm not careful, my next cooking foray in the kitchen is gonna include fat back (hey, at least I know what it is).


Don Miller said...

I own a iron skillet so when my sister comes she can make me (well us) some corn bread. I like it with a little sugar because Big Mama used to make it that way. We had cornbread for supper every night (and biscuits for breakfast).

Major Mom said...

I had also had sweet cornbread on Sunday, but it was from the Jiffy box, with some added sugar. Yum!

I LOVE making from-scratch cornbread in my cast-iron skillet. I've had it since 1995 and it's still going strong! I'll need to try PW's recipe soon, since I still just use the one on the cornmeal box.

Major Mom said...

P.S.: That's the right time on my comment post -- couldn't sleep.