Well, I was going to write about making pumpkin pie today, but a few of my Facebook friends have asked that I share the recipe for Cowgirl Cornbread. (You can find pumpkin pie tips, and other easy pie recipes, on Rodale.com.) Lucia found the basis of this recipe in Highlights magazine and asked if she could make it; the recipe was called “Cowboy Cornbread” and had sugar in it. We took the sugar out. All the cowgirls voted and decided we like our cheesy cornbread savory, not sweet. I guess that’s the difference between cowgirls and cowboys.
We made it last night and it was so very yummy! Plus, Lucia got to do all the mixing. It was still good for breakfast this morning, too. The recipe is so easy that any 3 year old can make it—as long as a grown-up is around to do the measuring and oven stuff.
Cheesy Cowgirl Cornbread
- 1½ cups flour
- ½ cup cornmeal
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups grated cheese (cheddar, Colby, or anything else you like)
- 2 eggs
- 1¼ cup milk
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon butter
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Put the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and grated cheese in a bowl.
3. Add the eggs, milk, and vegetable oil. Beat it with a whisk, stir it with a spoon, or scrape it with a rubber spatula—or all three.
4. Melt the butter in a cast-iron pan (if you have one—if not, just rub the butter on the bottom of a regular baking pan). Add the batter and put it in the oven for about a half an hour, or until the top is golden.
This recipe is good because it’s not too corny (unlike me).
People from the “real” country like their corn bread to taste “corny”. That is why they never add flour to real corn bread.
Thanks ! I am excited to use my new ‘Lodge” iron cookware I just bought in Tennessee..my friend and I attended a Cornbread festival this past weekend!! We visited the factory and it was amazing!
Made in the USA!! We had a great time! Thanks again for the recipe!
We don’t need any new recipes incorporating cheese (and all dairy) into foods – we are already unhealthy enough!
to Alexa- life is not intended to be perfectly regulated. Sometimes cheese (and other dairy) adds enough pleasure to add months or years to our lives. And if one doesn’t want to make a recipe – for heaven’s sake, just don’t make it! Don’t criticize the publication of it for others who don’t have the same (perhaps not perfect) opinion as you have.
Thank you Maria! I look forward to trying this recipe tonight with a nice hearty dutch oven cooked soup. I have not tried cheese in my cornbread before, this sounds yummy!
I HAVE. NOT TRIED THIS RECIPE YET BUT I. CANNOT WAIT TO TRY IT AND FOR. THE PEOPLE. THAT CRITICIZED THIS RECIPE I THINK U SHOULD. KEEP YOUR OPINION TOO YOUR SELF! IF YOU. CAN’T SAY. SOMETHING. NICE. THEN DON’T SAY NOTHING AT ALL
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