Easy Cornbread

Easy Buttermilk Cornbread

Easy Buttermilk Cornbread recipe is super easy and results in fluffy, sweet, moreish cornbread every time.  It is a no-fail recipe handed down over many generations.  Cornbread is great with pulled pork, chilli or the base of our Cornbread Stuffing Muffins.  On its own, warm from the oven, covered butter and honey it is a scrummy treat!  Try it with our sweet honey butter

buttermilk cornbread uk

Johnny Cake & Honeymakers Honey

Granny would call this Johnny Cake or hoecake, which, according to Wikipedia, is “is fried cornmeal gruel, which is made from yellow or white cornmeal mixed with salt and hot water or milk, and sometimes sweetened”.  Our version is much more appealing than that description!

honeymakers honey

Traditionally, Cornbread is made in a cast iron pan but we like to make ours into muffins. Mostly, for portion control. A whole pan of Cornbread can quickly disappear and muffins can be quickly counted so we know to stop at two (or three).

buttermilk cornbread uk

Johnny Cake with honey is such a treat. Especially since we found the Honeymakers in Oxfordshire. We gobbled up this batch of cornbread with their Cotswold Sweet Clover Honey which is so delicious!

honeymakers honey

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Easy Cornbread
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This cornbread is great with pulled pork, chilli or the base of our Cornbread Stuffing Muffins.  On its own, warm from the oven, covered butter and honey it is a scrummy treat!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170C. Grease the baking tin.
  2. In KitchenAid mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat until well blended.
  3. Combine buttermilk with baking soda in a separate bowl. It will react and puff up so make sure there is plenty of room in the bowl. Stir into the batter.
  4. Fold in cornmeal, flour, and salt until well blended. Pour batter into the prepared tin(s).
  5. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. The timing will depend on the size of your baking tin.
  6. Serve plain with chilli or pulled pork. Serve with fresh butter and Honeymakers honey for a brilliant side dish for spicy meals or just on its own with a cuppa.
    Serve plain with chilli or pulled pork. Serve with fresh butter and Honeymakers honey for a brilliant side dish for spicy meals or just on its own with a cuppa.
Recipe Notes

Cornmeal is not the same as polenta. Try Natco Fine Cornmeal which you can get at Tesco or Sainsbury's - usually in the ethnic foods section.