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World’s Greatest Cornbread

20 Oct

Hi Everyone – I’m Amy. Affectionately called AmyLynn by my besties. I’m 1 of the 4 friends spread across the eastern seaboard. There’s no better way to say it —       I love food.

Since it’s taken me a few months to contribute to this fabulous blog, I thought I’d start with a post of something that gives you an insight into me. I was raised in the city and somehow I ended up with a salt of the earth man raised on a dairy farm in the middle of southern Tennessee. This image is my mother in law’s home cooking – Am I lucky or what?!

I’m not sure whether it’s a blessing or a curse that we live 3 hours away from my in-laws as I don’t get to eat like this but every couple of months. I think my butt thanks me and my tummy hates me. Her cornbread sticks are her signature side and they’re served up with every meal. There’s only one catch – you better get a stick hot out of the oven from the first batch as we all know odds are she’s bound to burn the second batch. Bless her heart.

So, rather than share one of my favorite restaurants or a great wine for my first post, I’m giving the world her one of a kind priceless recipe for her signature cornbread. Eat your heart out.

Needed: 1 cast iron skillet for breadsticks. Pre-heat skillet in the oven at 500 degrees for a solid 10 minutes. While skillet is warming, mix ingredients in a bowl. INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup Martha White Yellow Corn Meal, 1/4 cup self rising flour, 1 egg, 1/2 cup buttermilk, a dash of water to consistency (~2 table spoons), 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Pull empty HOT skillet out of the over. Coat the skillet with ~1 tablespoon of butter. You can simply take a stick of butter and wipe the skillet with it. Pour the mixed ingredients into the skillet. Cook at 500 degrees until golden brown (~12-15 minutes).