Freshly Ground Sweet Cornbread

Whole Grain Sweet CornbreadWith the weather getting cooler, it’s almost time for some of those cold air dishes. You know, the chili, taco soup, red beans and rice…. and what better to serve it with than a big pan of sweet, crumbly cornbread?

I’ve made this recipe for as long as I can remember, but I’ve always made it with store bought cornmeal until I received my Wondermill in the mail! The freshly ground cornmeal makes a world of difference in the freshness and texture of this recipe! Hope you like it!

Freshly Ground Sweet Cornbread
 
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 35
 
Ingredients
  • 1 & ⅓ Cups freshly ground wheat flour (made with soft white wheatberries)
  • 1 Cup freshly ground cornmeal
  • ¾ C granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ⅔ Cup of milk
  • 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 can creamstyle corn
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place your Cast Iron skillet in the oven while it’s pre-heating. The secret to perfectly crispy cornbread is pouring your batter into a hot skillet!
  3. Mix all ingredients well, then pour into a well-seasoned, HOT 12 inch Cast Iron skillet.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. You can also make corn muffins: Grease muffin tins or line with liners.
 Fill muffin tins ½ full, and bake for 15-20 minutes.
 (Makes 24 mini muffins or 12 regular sized muffins)

My favorite part about this recipe is that you can portion out the dry ingredients and vacuum seal them in a plastic bag or jar and just add the wet ingredients when you’re ready to bake! Just like a box of Jiffy! How simple is that?

Make It!

First, preheat your oven, and place your cast iron skillet in the oven while it’s pre-heating. The secret to perfectly crispy cornbread is pouring your batter into a well-seasoned, HOT skillet! :)

Next, ground your wheatberries into flour and corn into cornmeal if you haven’t already.

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Mix all your dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients until well mixed.

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Pour the batter into your HOT skillet!

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Then bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top! :)

Whole Grain Sweet CornbreadWhat About You?

Do you have a favorite from-scratch cornbread recipe that you love? What changes would you make?

About Lesslie B

Lesslie writes over at www.thebusybhomemaker.com. She is the wife of a wonderful, handsome man, a stay at home Mom to the most perfect 1 year old boy in the world, a (former) nurse, a cook, a baker, a DIYer, a clean freak with OCD tendencies, a born and raised Texas girl who has been transplanted in Oklahoma, a secret-but-not-so-secret prepper, and most-importantly, a follower of Jesus Christ. Life can get pretty hectic at her house: busy busy busy all of the time, but she tries to slow down, smell the wildflowers, and enjoy life as much as possible!

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30 Minute Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

30 Min Dinner RollsI love me some good, yeasty dinner rolls hot from the oven! I can smell them now…. Mmmmm so fresh and slightly sweet! Of course, I always think “You know, some dinner rolls would be really good with this meal.” WAY too late to make my absolute favorite recipe. Those bad boys require 10 minutes of kneading, 30 minute rise, punch down, 1 hour rise, and a 25 minute bake! :( And then there’s the “cheater” rolls. Those frozen Rhodes dinner rolls. Still scrumptious. And all you do is throw them into a pan frozen and let them rise before baking, which cuts out a few steps, but that still takes at least 90 minutes with the quick rise! Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That! (But seriously, who remembers to thaw those things out ahead of time on a regular basis? I mean, they’re reserved for holidays when the FOOD is the only thing on your mind, right?)

Well, I’m here to tell you that Wondermill and Kitchen Meets Girl have saved the day! Using your handy dandy wondermill and some freshly ground flour, you can use Ashley’s fantastic recipe for quick and easy dinner rolls to serve up some healthy, yummy treats with dinner tonight.

The Recipe

30 Minute Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls
 
Cuisine: Bread
Serves: 1 Dozen
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup plus 2 Tbsp warm water
  • ⅓ Cup Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Active Dry Yeast
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 3½ Cups freshly ground Soft White Wheatberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the warm water, oil, yeast, and sugar. Allow the mixture to rest for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Mix 2 cups of the flour, the salt, and the egg into the yeast mixture using a dough hook. Add the remaining 1½ cups flour ½ cup at a time.
  4. Shape dough into 12 balls and place each in a lightly greased muffin tin. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until tops are just golden brown.

Start with your handy dandy Wondermill, and grind up some soft white wheatberries. I used the pastry setting to get my flour extra fine. WondermillNext, mix your water, oil, yeast and sugar thoroughly, and let sit for 10-15 minutes.

IMG_5681It will look like normal, proofed yeastwater at first, but after the 10-15 minutes it should look more thick and fluffy. (Sorry, some of my photo files somehow got “corrupted” when uploading to the computer so you’re straight out of luck for a picture. I hope I’m able to explain everything well enough!)

Next, add about half of the flour, plus the salt and egg, and mix well. Slowly add the rest of the flour until it is well combined.

Roll the dough into 12 equal balls, and place in a lightly greased muffin tin. (Or in a 9×12 pan…your choice!) Let the dough rest for an additional 10 minutes.

Bake for 10 minutes or until the tops are golden brown, then serve that yummy golden deliciousness up with dinner!

IMG_8390What About You?

Do you have a favorite homemade dinner roll recipe? What changes would you make?

About Lesslie B

Lesslie writes over at www.thebusybhomemaker.com. She is the wife of a wonderful, handsome man, a stay at home Mom to the most perfect 1 year old boy in the world, a (former) nurse, a cook, a baker, a DIYer, a clean freak with OCD tendencies, a born and raised Texas girl who has been transplanted in Oklahoma, a secret-but-not-so-secret prepper, and most-importantly, a follower of Jesus Christ. Life can get pretty hectic at her house: busy busy busy all of the time, but she tries to slow down, smell the wildflowers, and enjoy life as much as possible!

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