It's one week until Thanksgiving for our American friends, and although 2020 has been a journey, am sure you will still be able to find things to be thankful for. If you can't then hopefully you will be thankful for this cornbread recipe as it's fluffy, crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside. Super quick and easy to make too! It was my first time making it and honestly it could not get any easier. Let us know if you try this recipe out and don't forget to tag us on Instagram 😀 #SezPK
Serves: 8 small pieces - enough for 4 people as a side dish IMO, but double the recipe if you are eating this with more than 4 hungry loved ones
Difficulty: Level 1
Wow factor: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐
165ml buttermilk - I made my own with 165ml skimmed milk + 1tbsp white vinegar just mix and let it go sour for about 10 to 15 mins
48gr unsalted butter, melted and cooled
113gr plain flour
113gr cornmeal or you can sub this for polenta
1/2tbsp caster sugar
1tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
1/4tsp baking soda
1 large egg
A handful of chopped chives (optional)
Pre-heat your fan oven to 200c and prepare your tin. I used a loaf tin as it was enough to hold my cornbread batter. If you are doubling this recipe, please use a larger tin such as a brownie tin. Take some of the butter you have melted, and use a pastry brush to butter your tin.
In a large mixing bowl, add your flour, cornmeal, caster sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Combine together with a whisk.
When that is all incorporated, add in your egg, the rest of your melted butter, buttermilk and chopped chives. Mix well but don't go too crazy as this will make the cornbread tough. Just whisk until it looks incorporated.
Pour cornbread batter into prepared tin, and pop it in the hot oven for about 15-20 minutes! I would check at the 10 minute mark when the top starts to get golden brown if it is ready or not by inserting a toothpick. If it is wet, pop it back in for another 5-10 minutes or so.
When the cornbread is ready, take it out of the oven and let it cool before cutting and serving. Sprinkle some more chopped chives and you are ready to go! We hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving with your loved ones 🥰