Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dad's Cornbread

We have two kinds of cornbread in our home-- Dad's recipe and Mom's. Mom's has more sugar, butter instead of oil, and uses fresh milk instead of buttermilk. Yes, right, so Mom's tastes more like cake LOL. But Dad's Cornbread goes well with the hearty soups and stews and dried bean recipes we like to make in our family.

Dad’s Cornbread
2 cups flour
¾ cup sugar
2 ½ tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda (only if you are using sour milk or buttermilk)
1 ½ teaspoons salt
2 cups yellow cornmeal
4 eggs
2 cups milk, sour milk or buttermilk (if using fresh milk, do not add baking soda)
½ cup oil

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan. Stir flour with sugar, baking powder, baking soda (if using sour milk), and salt. Stir in cornmeal. In separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and oil. Pour into dry ingredients and blend until smooth; do not overbeat. Pour mixture into greased baking pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes.


  1. It looks so light and fluffy and delicious!! And what a great way to use buttermilk - which I love! Take care

  2. Mmm, I love cornbread. And so easy to make. My recipe uses no buttermilk and a higher ratio of cornmeal to flour. Might have to make some again, soon.

  3. thank you... it's hungry time.

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host
    Oh No, Let's Go... Crazy

  4. Oh, you had me at cornbread! Saw that title and knew I had to go there. I think my cornbread is a combo...I probably use more sugar, as your mom does. Looks yummy! Might be time for cornbread...

  5. New recipes for me to try - corn bread is another new one to me.

  6. love me some cornbread---great post!!

  7. These look nice a fluffy! Corn is good with ham and beans. Yum.
    Dani @ Entertaining Interests

  8. I make mine with honey instead of sugar so it's even moister but both these recipes look great. How lucky you have them from BOTH parents!

    1. Mmmm, I've done honey! Love it both ways. You can just taste a hint of honey when you sweeten that way, too.

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    2. Oh, this is a different Donna! Just noticed we're both Donna!

  9. A winner^! It'll be on our dinner table tonight.

  10. Yum! Here's to Dad's Cornbread. I can almost taste it now.

  11. Add some jalapenos and I bet they rock!

  12. Great recipes so hungry!

  13. So nice when recipes are carried down through the generations.

  14. Okay, I love your A to Z theme. And I LOVE cornbread. I can see this being great to serve with chili. Hm, maybe I'll make chili next week. With cornbread!

  15. Mmmm. I think I know what I'm baking to go with bean soup tomorrow.

  16. My recipe is much like this...minus ALL the sugar. And sometimes jalapenos and a handful or two of frozen corn.

  17. Can I just say, I love your featured quotes and philosophy "I believe in the power of books to change lives." I'm hoping to achieve that with my writing. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi
    I also love cornbread:)

  18. It looks yummy.. next time I go shopping,w ill get all the ingredients and make this cornbread :)
    Thanks for the recipe.
    Bhavya from the AtoZ Challenge blogging at Just Another Blog

  19. Hi Karen .. I love Cornbread .. both versions - any version as long as it's tasty!

    Happy days - a big bowl of soup with cornbread .. excellent thought ..

    Cheers to your Mum and your Dad for their recipes .. Hilary

  20. I am catching up on your A-Z...and I am getting very hungry. This is going to be a fun month here!


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