American Cornbread Recipe (UK)
Our American Cornbread recipe is super easy and results in fluffy, sweet, moreish delicious American cornbread. It is a no-fail recipe handed down over many generations.
American Cornbread is perfect 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.
How to Make American Cornbread
Granny would call the results of this American cornbread recipe either “Johnny Cake” or “hoecake”. Hoecake, 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!
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Traditionally, American Cornbread is made in a cast-iron pan (like this one) but we like to make ours into muffins. Mostly, for portion control. A whole pan of cornbread can quickly disappear and muffins can be easily counted so we know to stop at two (or three).
American Cornbread & Honey
American Cornbread with honey is such a treat. Even more, now that we found the Honeymakers in Oxfordshire. We gobbled up this batch of cornbread with their Cotswold Sweet Clover Honey which is so delicious!