Cornbread in a JiffyPosted: March 11, 2013
Bust out your cast iron skillet, because it’s cornbread time! Like many of you out there, I grew up eating Jiffy Mix corn muffins. That delightfully retro blue box always had a place in our cupboard, and those crumbly muffins still hold a special place in my heart. But – you can make your very own cornbread from scratch in the same amount of time. It’s true. This recipe is pretty traditional, meaning it’s more savory than sweet. Because cornbread is to be eaten during supper, not after.
Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread
– ¼ cup of vegetable oil
– 2 cup of cornmeal
– ½ cup of flour
– 2 teaspoons of baking powder
– ½ teaspoon of baking soda
– 1 teaspoon of salt
– 1 egg
– 2 cups of buttermilk
– ½ cup of shredded Cheddar cheese
– 1 tablespoon of diced chives
– Pinch of cayenne pepper
Heat your oven to 450º.
While the oven is heating up, pour the oil into a cast iron skillet and then place it in the oven until sizzling.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and buttermilk, and then add it to the flour mixture and stir until well combined. Next stir in the cheese, chives and cayenne.
Take the skillet out of the oven, carefully add the hot oil to the batter and stir until combined. Pour the batter into the skillet and then bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Slice and eat.