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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Very Sweet Cornbread


I love cornbread, especially sweet cornbread.  I have two recipes that I use interchangeably.  But I decided today to try a different version.  Looking through Tastespotting I found  a very appealing photo and decided to check out the recipe on Food Gal

Turned out to be a very good decision.    This was a much sweeter, richer cornbread containing four eggs instead of the standard one, and it was finished with a sweet buttery glaze.


I always make at least one or two changes to a recipe, even the first time around.  This recipe was no exception.  I made a few minor changes and indicate them below in red.
From “Desserts By the Yard.  (makes one 9-by-13-inch pan) ( I baked mine in a cast iron skillet).


Honey Glazed Spago Corn Bread

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cake flour  (used 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour)
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
4 large eggs, at room temperature
3 ounces (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
1/2 cup buttermilk (used half cup of 18% coffee cream and soured milk with 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon.)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For glaze:

3 ounces (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
1/4 cup (blue agave syrup)
1/3 cup water (1/4 cup water)

Place a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 350
degrees. Line a 9-by13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray
foil with pan spray. (Melt butter in cast iron pan)
Sift together cornmeal, all-purpose flour, cake flour, sugar, baking
powder, and salt 2 times. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs. Melt butter and immediately
whisk into eggs in a slow stream. Whisk in oil, milk, and buttermilk. Add vanilla
Whisk in dry ingredients just until combined.
Scrape batter into the pan and bake for 30 minutes. Rotate pan from
front to back and continue to bake for 10 minutes, or until a tester
 inserted in the center comes out clean.

To make the glaze: While corn bread is baking, melt butter in a medium
saucepan. Add honey and water,  and whisk until blended. (I used Blue Agava Syrup)
When corn bread is done, remove from oven and poke holes all over the
bread, about 1/2 inch apart, with a toothpick. Brush with the glaze and allow to cool.

9 comments:

  1. Looks good Ann..I still have my little corn pan I bought because of you~

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  2. I don't think I've ever seen such a lofty cornbread. WOnderful recipe for one of my favorite dishes... cornbread and jam in the morning is just the best!

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  3. Yummmy this looks really good Ann...how do you think it would do for corn muffins?
    My son is a cornbread/corn muffin freak!

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  4. Ann, my mom and dad love their cornbread sweet- I will try this version for them. Thank you!
    xoxo Pattie

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  5. This is one great looking cornbread! I've never seen a glaze on cornbread so this is interesting!!
    Would you mind checking out my blog? :D ajscookingsecrets.blogspot.com

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  6. Glad you loved this corn bread recipe as much as I did. Truly is the best corn bread recipe I've come across so far. And I'm definitely craving another batch after seeing your photos, too. ;)

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  7. Just made this... did a subsititute. cider for water in the glaze...and orange juice to make the milk sour. Seriously...could be the best cornbread I have ever encountered. love the glazing idea...

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  8. In the oven now, I sub'd the veg oil for melted coconut oil and the buttermilk with soured plain yogurt, I also added 1/4c b.sugar. I'm using my deep round stone dish lets hope it turns out just as fab..

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    1. Hope you like it. I have two other corn bread recipes that I make more often.

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