Homestead Honey Cornbread

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To put it mildly, my hubby is a cornbread fanatic. He enjoys, no, loves a good piece of cornbread. I have gone through many trials and errors trying to provide him with his “holy grail” of cornbread and finally I have come up with a recipe that fits the bill! Finally, a cornbread he can’t immediately find fault with. No more tinkering with the recipe every time I make it, what a relief!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh milled yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon lard
  • ¼ cup honey

Start by preheating your oven to 400 F. Put your 9-10” cast iron skillet in the oven to warm up while the oven preheats. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Blend in the eggs, milk, butter and lard, leaving the honey for last. Carefully remove your skillet from the oven and pour the batter into your cast iron skillet. Place the skillet back in the oven on the middle rack. Bake the cornbread for about 20 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cornbread rest before serving.

I hope you enjoy this cornbread as much as my hubby does!

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Homestead Honey Cornbread
 
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My hubby's "Holy Grail" of cornbread recipes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh milled yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon lard
  • ¼ cup honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F with cast iron skillet in the oven
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Blend in the eggs, milk, butter and lard, leaving the honey for last.
  4. Pour batter into a 9-10” cast iron skillet and place on the middle rack of the oven.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let the cornbread rest before serving.

About Mindie @ The (mis)Adventures of a "Born Again" Farm Girl

On a 1/4 acre in a VERY small town lives a slightly deranged woman who never thought she would be a Farm Girl again, then her son asked for a chicken! So began The (mis)Adventures of a “Born Again“ Farm Girl.

Hi, my name is Mindie and I quickly realized my rebirth went much deeper then a few hens ….. It awoke a desire in me to do more, ourselves, for our family…. To learn the “old ways” of doing things. We raise chickens, ducks and rabbits, garden and can, tap our maple tree for syrup, cure our own hams, make lard and our own bacon! This spring we will be adding bee hives as well! It is never a dull moment here in Michigan with my hubby and two country kids.

And of course I love to cook and bake. There is just something about home cooking that not only brings comfort to the heart but healthier food to the plate. The ability to mill our own grains had been on our list of homesteading goals and I am so excited to be a part of The Grain Mill Wagon Challenge.

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6 Responses to Homestead Honey Cornbread

  1. This is not a lie – my husband just bought a huge cast iron skillet yesterday. For what, I don’t know. But now I do. He WILL be getting this recipe and he WILL be making it. Bonus that he loves cornbread!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve always used a mix to make cornbread but this looks like a recipe that would be easy to follow. I’m thinking it might go well with dinner tonight!

  3. April says:

    I have a new cast iron skillet that I have been itching to use to make cornbread, your recipe sounds delicious, especially with the addition of honey-yum! I just started a new link-up, Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-Up and would love to invite you to share your your recipe at my linky party. :) http://www.aprilshomemaking.com/2014/03/meal-planning-monday-recipe-link-up.html

  4. Deanna Lyn says:

    wow awesome post! love old fashion corn bread this recipe is very similar to my grandmas. bet that mill makes the corn bread even better glad i found you on weds fab blog hop!

  5. Loved the recipe and look forward to promoting it on http://foodisloverecipes.com

  6. I am the only one in my house who likes cornbread but this one might be one my family eats since the honey in it will make it sweeter. Thanks for sharing it with us and I am going to make it for dinner tonight.

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