It's just that cornbread makes me so happy, and my clever mom recently created a shortcut version. If you are intimidated by the pastry cutter, this is for you.
Cornbread, simplified (makes one 8x8 square or 12 muffins, originally posted here)Having some mix on hand makes it possible to have muffins pulled together in a matter of minutes, with no fumbling around for ingredients or measuring spoons.
1 cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup cornmeal
(You can make several batches of this at once, tossing the ingredients into quart sized ziploc bags and then storing them in the freezer to pull out for later use).
1 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
**Blend the wet ingredients into the dry until just mixed and bake in a 400 degree oven until the edges are golden and crisp (about 15 minutes for muffins). Enjoy.
Serve them with honey and butter for a sweet treat or modify the recipe to make them savory (stir some grated cheddar cheese and chopped, cooked applewood bacon into them right before baking for a special treat) - I promise you'll like them either way.
P.S. Lovely Amy of Old Sweet Song asked me some questions and my answers are up today!