Corn bread can be fixed up or kept simple depending on the meal it is being served with. More sweetened types are good for both dinner and lunch as an all purpose corn bread, while corn bread prepared with less sugar is great for stuffings, for hearty dinners and for use in corn bread salad recipes.
Here is an easy sweetened cornbread recipe using ingredients that are already in the pantry. Use melted shortening as the recipe states, or use melted butter. Yellow cornmeal gives the cornbread a nice yellow color while white cornmeal provides a light coloring to the cornbread. It doesn’t matter which is used as it cooks up the same once the mix is prepared.
This recipe can also be baked in muffin cups. The paper ones do not have to be sprayed before filling and can save time when preparing for dinner.
Corn Bread Squares Recipe
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
1 egg, beaten
1 cup whole milk
5 Tbsp melted shortening, or use melted butter
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8 by 8 by 2 inch square baking pan with shortening, or use pan spray. Set aside.
Stir the cornmeal, all purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and white pepper in a mixing bowl.
Mix the beaten egg and milk together.
Stir the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and add in the melted shortening. Do not over mix but stir until the batter ingredients are combined. Pour into the prepared pan and spread until the batter is flat.
Bake the cornbread until the center tests done, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Let cool until warm, and cut into squares. Serve with softened honey butter.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a corn stick baking pan with shortening, or use pan spray. Set aside. Prepare the recipe as the procedure and ingredients above and spoon into the prepared pan. Bake until the corn sticks test done and remove to cool. Repeat with remaining batter.
Add in chopped green or red bell peppers before baking for color and flavor.
Add in canned green chilies before baking for a little spice.
Bake in a round cake pan and turn out onto a serving plate after baking. Drizzle with a little honey before serving.