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Old 01-20-2015, 04:15 PM   #71
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Originally Posted by Cooking4to View Post
Cornbread is real easy if you bake it ontop of 2"s of chilli, lol... Simple just make a bunch of chilli, pour it in a baking pan, make your corn bread and pour it on top of the chilli then bake it, it will be moist... :)

Seriously though, I looked up my recipe { I don't make it much}...
I have this marked 10 1/2x12 1/2 pan {which is an old iron pan I bought at an antique auction, a 9x13 will work fine...} I don't know why but I prefer my cornbread cooked in cast iron...

OK, so the only thing that you may not have in your kitchen for this recipe is the Almond flour {king arthurs brand}... I also use half fine and half medium cornmeal...

First mix 1 cup cornmeal {1/2 and 1/2}, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1 cup sugar, 2 TBL baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 1 1/2 cup All purpose flour, and 1 1/2 cup almond flour in a big bowl.

Next beat 4 eggs, melt 6 TBLS of butter, and add them to the mix with 2/3 cups vegetable oil, 2 1/2 cups whole milk, and 2 TBLS Honey.

Now don't mix that to death just get it combined and uniform, mix as little as possible...

Grease your pan well with crisco or some kind of veg short. bake this in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, don't over cook it, I start checking the center as soon as it starts to crack. I cook it in cast iron, so it will cook different in different pans, when I pull it out it is not completely cooked, I put it on the counter on top of a towel and then cover it with the towel it will continue to cook a bit in that hot pan...

Thats it, under an hour and it comes great. I entered a chili and cornbread competition {fairgrounds} and my chili came in 7th {14 entries, lol, I know its sad} but my cornbread came first, {only 8 cornbreads entered, it was a small fair, but still first!}...
So that is an award winning cornbread, I won a root beer cup, if you go to fairs you know what that is, the root beer mug you can fill at any fair in the area, I still have the cup...

I can post my 7th place chili recipe too if someone wants it, which I have also not made in a while, its an old recipe where you boil ground beef in a vacuum bag. I have had better, and I could make the recipe better, but I am not a crazy about chili guy, the kids aren't and my wife is not a meat eater. If I am making a soup its gonna be a creamy lobster, french onion, creamy wild mushroom, ect...
Thanks. I like the sound of a cornbread "lid" baked on top of chili.

I had some cornbread which had sweet corn kernels in the mixture in a Jamaican restaurant years ago. I like that because the kernels gave it a bit of moisture and freshness.

Re non meat-eaters in the family. I make a veggie chili using bulghur wheat instead of meat. I think I got the idea off the ingredients list on a packet of ready-made veggie chili from Sainsburys.

Take my word for it - veggie chili made with TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein - soya to you and me) is truly disgusting. It tastes like cardboard. The odd thing is that when you make veggie lasagne bolognese with it it's fine and you can't tell it isn't made with meat.

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Old 01-21-2015, 10:40 AM   #72
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I just remembered this and don't remember if anybody else has mentioned it (and too many pages to go back and look), but my grandmother used to use bacon grease as part of the fat for the cornbread. She always had a can of bacon grease on the stove since she fried bacon every morning for breakfast. They ran a farm so the family needed a good start to their day and always had a hearty breakfast. Of course, I'd fry the bacon, use the grease and break up the bacon to put in the cornbread.

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Old 01-21-2015, 10:47 AM   #73
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Re non meat-eaters in the family. I make a veggie chili using bulghur wheat instead of meat. I think I got the idea off the ingredients list on a packet of ready-made veggie chili from Sainsburys.

If you need another recipe for vegetarian chili, try this one TNT No Meat Chili . It's really, really good and even with the chipotle it's not spicy, though you can add more and it will be! We usually have cornbread, with corn kernels with jalapenos in half of it for Craig, with it.

Best of all, it can be a pantry/freezer meal if you roast and freeze the bell pepper when you get good buys on them.

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