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Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread is a deliciously moist quick bread, with a slightly sweet and tender crumb; serve warm dripping with butter and honey. The perfect winter side with chili, soups and stews or for a summer potluck or BBQ!

SWEET BUTTERMILK CORNBREAD

Isn’t everything better with bread? For me it is, like these delicious Sweet Molasses Brown Bread Rolls or this quick and tasty Beer bread.

I love this sweet buttermilk cornbread, because while it has sugar, it’s not overly sweet and is just bursting with good corn-iness (yes, yes I am corny and proud of it, it’s a German thing). Nothing like what you will get out of a box! Toss that box out, this comes together so darn quick and the taste is far superior to any box mix.

PERFECT FOR A POTLUCK, BBQ OR WARM WINTER COMFORT FOOD

For some reason I think of cornbread in the fall or winter months, like as a warm, blissful side to Firecracker Chili or Tender Beef Stew or your favorite soup.

And yet, at just about every summer BBQ I attend, offered alongside the brisket and macaroni salads is the fresh, succulent cornbread.

sugar into bowl | www.thefreshcooky.com

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar using a stand or hand mixer. Then add eggs, milk and buttermilk* and mix well.

No buttermilk? No problem!

Measure 1 cup milk and stir 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice, let sit for about 5-10 minutes. Then use the amount needed.

Add all-purpose flour and cornmeal

adding corn meal to bowl for cornbread | www.thefreshcooky.com

Now add the baking powder and kosher salt…mix all ingredients until well blended.

blending cornbread batter | www.thefreshcooky.com

Preheat oven to 400°F pouring batter into greased 9×13 baking pan.

Bake at 400°F for 22-27 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.

Cut into squares and serve warm with honey and butter. I love these mini spatulas, they are one of the most used tools in my kitchen. I have 3 of them and use them multiple times a day.

I was a little impatient and served this up forgetting to take a picture of the finished product as a whole! Please take a moment to enjoy this series of mouthwatering photos…

…place a nice pat of butter on the warm corn bread and drizzle honey on top.

and maybe a smidge more honey…because can you really have too much honey and butter?! Nope!

Until it drips into a beautiful little golden, sticky puddle that you can dip your cornbread in to, at will.

Pool of honey on cornbread | www.thefreshcooky.com

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Yield: 12 servings

Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread

Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread

A deliciously succulent cornbread, with a slightly sweet and tender crumb; serve warm dripping with butter and honey. Is a great side with chili, soups or stews.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes

Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup butter, softened (salted or unsalted)
  • 1 cup sugar (I like pure cane sugar, unbleached)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk*
  • 2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour (I like unbleached, organic)
  • 1 cup cornmeal (I like Hodgson's Mill or Bob's Red Mill)
  • 4 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Butter and honey for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add eggs, milk and buttermilk* and mix well. Add flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined, trying not to over mix. Scoop batter into a greased 9x13 inch pan.
  3. Bake at 400°F for 22-25 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool a few minutes, then cut into squares and serve with a pat of butter, drizzled with honey.

Notes

No buttermilk? Add 1 TBL vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup milk, stir, let sit 5-10 minutes and you have buttermilk.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 507mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 6g

The nutritional information is estimated and may not be entirely accurate.

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