Monday, November 19, 2012

Simple Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread

Our family favorite cornbread is a bit sweet, incredibly moist and gone in no time flat.  I am so excited to share this recipe with you.  This one bowl recipe is so easy to make my 2 year old helped.  Simple Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread is perfect for making stuffing for Thanksgiving or just served along side a great bowl of chili.

I had to make this cornbread twice just to get a shot of it.  Even then, there was a piece cut out by that time.  Whaaat???  I was hungry and it was taunting me.  So I ate it.  You would too.  Trust me.

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Simple Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread
2 cups whole milk
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups cornmeal
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

In a measuring cup add milk and lemon juice and set aside.  Let stand to create buttermilk.

Place a large (12") cast iron skillet in the oven.  Preheat oven to 350°F. 

Add butter to a large microwave safe bowl, cook in microwave until melted completely.  Add sugar and whisk to combine.  Add eggs and whisk until well mixed.  Add baking soda to buttermilk mixture (to create sweet milk) and stir.  Pour sweet milk into bowl.  Whisk to combine.  Add cornmeal, flour and salt.  Whisk until completely combined.

Using an oven mitt, remove cast iron skillet from oven.  Brush preheated skillet with butter.  Pour cornbread mixture into pan.  Return pan to oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Serve and enjoy.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted 


  1. Yum! Love cornbread and can't wait to try this one!

  2. buttermilk takes cornbread to a whole new level! YUM!

  3. My search is over for the perfect cornbread thank you!!!


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