The weather cooled off a little yesterday, so I thought it was okay to use the oven. What a perfect time to try out my cheddar cheese cornbread recipe.
I think corn bread goes well with just about any meal or if you're like me I like it just as a snack with plenty of butter of course.
I wanted to make this savory so I added sharp cheddar cheese. I also wanted to try something different and bake this in my cast iron skillet.
Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread:
As always I used my KitchenAid Stand Mixer to prepare the batter. You will find all of the ingredients below.
I pre-heated the oven to 400 degrees and placed my 8-inch cast iron skillet in the oven while I made the batter.
When the batter was ready I took the skillet out of the oven and buttered the inside with 1 tablespoon of butter. Then I poured the batter into the skillet.
I placed the skillet back in the oven and baked the cornbread for 30 minutes.
Now, I need to explain the mistake that I made. I used my 8-inch cast iron skillet. The cornbread should have baked for 20 to 25 minutes.
This was too much batter for the 8-inch skillet causing me to bake it for 30 minutes to get the center of the cornbread cooked.
Not that it wasn't delicious because all of it is gone already. I just think the edges cooked a little too much.
So, if you're going to try this cast iron skillet cornbread I recommend using a 10-inch skillet. I know that I will the next time.
Using a 10-skillet the bake time should be 20 to 25 minutes.
Here are the ingredients for cheddar cheese corn bread:
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups yellow cornmeal (I used Quaker)
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 egg (beaten)
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter (For the skillet)
Mix all dry ingredients together, then add oil, milk, honey, and egg. Mix until it forms a batter then add the cup of cheddar cheese continue until it well mixed.
As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.
Quaker Yellow Corn Meal 24 oz pack of 2Pillsbury Best All Purpose Flour, 5 lb.Lodge, Pre-seasoned Cast-iron Chef's Skillet, 10-inch, New