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Posted by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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Okay:
First of all I'm new to the group so....
Hello!
Name: Alyson
Location: Asheville, NC
Age: 25
Status: married 7 years
Kids: 2 boys ages 5 and almost 3

So I have this recipe for quick Corn Bread:

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
3 Tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup veg. Oil
1 Large egg,lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 425 F. Coat a 10 in cast iron skillet with cooking spray.

Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl. Add milk, oil and egg. Stir with wooden spoon just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Pour batter into prepared skillet.

Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 15-20 min

I'm no pro in the kitchen but I've followed this recipe to the letter and it Always comes out too dry. It's like eating sand. What can I change/ do to make it not so dry and crumbly?
Thanks!

Yes I'm a southerner and I can't make cornbread... Lol
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charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Jan. 9, 2013 at 2:24 PM

 Hi! Welcome to the group.

charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Jan. 9, 2013 at 2:24 PM

 I am no help with the cornbread. I have never made it

sanj1213
by Juanita on Jan. 9, 2013 at 6:29 PM
More oil maybe.
sanj1213
by Juanita on Jan. 9, 2013 at 6:29 PM
Quoting sanj1213:

More oil maybe.

Welcome to the group!
25beengoodtome
by Bronze Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 6:54 PM
2 moms liked this

 My secret recipe isJIFFY corn muffin mix.

3 small boxes are usually $1.00 at WALMART.

gr8d8n3mom
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 7:02 PM

You can try a little less white flour. I've never made corn bread with white flour, just yellow corn meal. I also use buttermilk. (maybe add another egg?)

usually these recipes are things you have to adjust till it's the way you like it ;) But it will be kinda dry corn does that ;) if you find out how not to please let me know! LOL

my kids when they were small,loved fried corn bread, Have you ever tried that?

Make the same corn bread recipe, but more buttermilk or what ever u use to make it "soupy" real soupy. and put oil in a frying pan. pour the batter in like making a pancake but not thick, it may even bubble up, let it get crispy, (cook both sides) My girls loved it, an older southern woman showed me that!  ;) Good Luck 


Kmakksmom
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Welcome!

Kmakksmom
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:14 PM

I'm not sure on the cornbread because we always use mixes like from Jiffy or Krusteaz.

Bob192
by Bronze Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 12:23 AM

I think lots of cornbread recipes are meant to be dry.  There are several out there with sour cream.  This is a favorite that I use:

Sour Cream Cornbread:

1/4 c. yellow corn meal

1 c. plain flour, unsifted

1/4 c. sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 c. sour cream

1/4 c. milk

1 egg, beaten

2 Tbsp. oil

Mix ingredients just enough to blend well.  Pour in a greased 8 inch square pan.  Bake at 425 degrees for 20 min.  Serves 6-8.  A delicious sweet cornbread.

emilyrosenj
by Margaret on Jan. 17, 2013 at 6:15 AM
Welcome to the group Alyson! Seems like you got some great tips, hope they help!


Quoting AleaKat:

Okay:

First of all I'm new to the group so....

Hello!

Name: Alyson

Location: Asheville, NC

Age: 25

Status: married 7 years

Kids: 2 boys ages 5 and almost 3



So I have this recipe for quick Corn Bread:



1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup cornmeal

3 Tablespoons sugar

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk

1/4 cup veg. Oil

1 Large egg,lightly beaten



Preheat oven to 425 F. Coat a 10 in cast iron skillet with cooking spray.



Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl. Add milk, oil and egg. Stir with wooden spoon just until dry ingredients are moistened.



Pour batter into prepared skillet.



Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 15-20 min



I'm no pro in the kitchen but I've followed this recipe to the letter and it Always comes out too dry. It's like eating sand. What can I change/ do to make it not so dry and crumbly?

Thanks!
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