Every week, we’re spotlighting a different food blogger who’s shaking up the blogosphere with tempting recipes and knockout photography. Below, Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes shares her sweet spin on classic cornbread.
Photo: Grandbaby Cakes
Brown Butter Honey Child Cornbread
Brown butter honey cornbread is here, honey child! Cornbread has been a staple in my household for as long as I can remember. With a corporate working mom, I grew up on Jiffy as the quick bread of choice for weeknight dinners, but I would enjoy a homemade batch whenever we visited Big Mama in Mississippi. Whether your preference is Southern-style cornbread (savory with no sugar added, thank you very much) or Northern-style (a sweet cake is mighty fine indeed), there is no denying that cornbread is quite the comfort food.
I set out to create a brown-butter honey cornbread recipe that would kick both traditional versions up a notch. I started by adding brown butter to the mix, which adds so much depth of flavor! Then I threw in some honey to sweeten the deal. By creating a more cake-like texture with the addition of flour, this brown butter cornbread with honey had me singing with delight.
1/2 stick salted butter
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/4 cup white sugar
1 cup buttermilk (I used coconut milk with a tsp. of lemon juice to sour it)
1/2-1/3 cup honey (This comes down to preference—add less or more depending on how sweet you like your cornbread!)
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a saute pan, melt butter over medium heat and wait until it begins to brown. Be careful not to burn. Remove from heat and cool.
In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and sugar until well mixed. In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together buttermilk, honey, cooled browned butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and oil.
Slowly add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix together until well combined.
Coat 9” cast-iron skillet with shortening until the interior is fully covered. Place skillet in preheated oven for 4 to 5 minutes.
Remove skillet from oven and add cornbread mixture to skillet. Place back in oven for 22 to 25 minutes, until cornbread is done. Remove from oven and serve.
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