i have been making this for so long now that i almost forgot what a jiffy cornbread mix tasted like. last week i made a box of my old favorite jiffy (i was in a jiffy, what can i say) and i couldn't even eat it after being spoiled by this recipe.
this is the real deal. if you like a sweet cornbread, if you love jiffy cornbread, you will love this recipe. it doesn't crumble, it is moist, it doubles easily, it freezes, you can use wheat flour, it is a perfect perfect recipe that i thank my lucky stars i found!
i make it so often i keep the recipe taped to the inside of my cupboard (don't even try to get me to eat win-the-cookoff chili or cream of green chile soup without it,) and really really it doesn't take much longer than the box mix anyhoo!
sweet buttermilk cornbread
recipe from allrecipes
1 stick butter
2/3 cup white sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch square pan.
Melt butter in large skillet. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Quickly add eggs and beat until well blended. Combine buttermilk with baking soda and stir into mixture in pan. Stir in cornmeal, flour, and salt until well blended and few lumps remain. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
* sometimes i will double this recipe and grease two pans, and freeze one pan of cornbread, baked, cooled and wrapped in foil. or if i need a bigger amount, i double the recipe and cook it in a 9x13" pan.
** i usually do the old vinegar in milk trick to sub for real buttermilk, which works great. i have recently started using powdered buttermilk (baking aisle, by pwd milk,) and love that too.
whipped honey butter
mix almost equal parts honey and butter, adding just a bit more butter than honey. whip in a stand mixer for larger amounts. if using unsalted butter, add a dash of salt. can add a couple of drops of vanilla. taste and adjust amounts as needed.