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Old 03-11-2012, 12:39 PM   #11
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Sweet cornbread is usually moist and more like a muffin in consistency than savory in my experience. I like them both depending on what they are with. Ham and beans or chili is savory. As a "bread" side to any other meal, sweet.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:00 PM   #12
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Folks in the northern part of the country put sugar in their cornbread. A corn muffin in the morning with your coffee is big in these here parts. Cornbread with beans and hot dogs. St Patrick's Day is coming up. A boiled dinner with cornbread is also a tradition here on that day. Right now corn beef is on sale everywhere.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:35 PM   #13
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Folks in the northern part of the country put sugar in their cornbread. A corn muffin in the morning with your coffee is big in these here parts. Cornbread with beans and hot dogs. St Patrick's Day is coming up. A boiled dinner with cornbread is also a tradition here on that day. Right now corn beef is on sale everywhere.
I have one simmering at the moment.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:03 PM   #14
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:05 PM   #15
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I like my cornbread sweet. Besides just eating it, (with fried fish, for instance) I like to break it up in my ham'n beans, chili, crowder peas, or just about any soup. It's also great with a big pot of fresh cooked green beans with chunks of ham.
My grandpa always liked leftover cornbread crumbled up with milk over the top.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:01 PM   #16
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A sweeter, not super sweet, corn bread is moister...I think. I can eat that. I'm not a huge fan of corn in the first place, but I do want corn bread with my bean dishes.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:30 PM   #17
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I made it! it was kind of sweet but not cake like? I served it with white bean and chicken chili. It was awesome!
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:46 PM   #18
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sounds good siegal.

southern corn bread is not really sweet. whatever sweetness it has is natural from the corn.
northern style is definitely sweet from added honey or sugar.

i like them both, especially with jalapenos baked in it.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:06 PM   #19
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I made it! it was kind of sweet but not cake like? I served it with white bean and chicken chili. It was awesome!
To make it cakelike you would have to change the amount of flour to the cornmeal. The sugar does not make it cake like. Most recipes that call for sugar, usually call for only two or three teaspoons.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:28 PM   #20
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Chili camp for me. Great food, and a lead belly meal on a Sunday. . . or any day/night.

All this talk of sweet v savory, I am a little lost. As long as I have been stateside, and one of my first kitchen jobs being in a low brow, country fare type of place, Corn bread has always been cornbread to me. Only difference I have ever encountered was in texture. . .over mixed, and dense as hell, or, mixed until the batter cam together, leave the lumps as they will bake out, and it results in a pretty light, and "fluffy" corn bread.

I love cornbread done like spoon bread too. That, I associate more with breakfast, and some rich country sausage gravy.
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