Cast Iron From Scratch Corn Bread
A moist from scratch corn bread with cream corn that cooks up perfect in a dutch oven. Serve with your favorite chili or just as a dessert topped with butter and honey.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
- 2 cups cornmeal*
- 2 teaspoons baking powder*
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda*
- 1 tablespoon sugar*
- 1 teaspoon salt*
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 1 cup buttermilk see NOTE below
- 1 (15 oz ) can cream style corn
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Optional for serving:
- Butter if desired
- Honey or jam
- Dry ingredients marked with * can be measured and mixed at home.
- Preheat standard depth 10-inch Dutch oven to 350 degrees F (21 total briquettes or uniform campfire coals = 14 on top of the lid / 7 below the bottom of the oven).
- Measure 1 cup buttermilk NOTE: If you don't have buttermilk you can just add a tablespoon of vinegar to one cup milk, let it set for about 5 minutes then continue with the recipe.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, then stir in the buttermilk and corn.
- Stir in the the cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt to the bowl and mix just until the ingredients are incorporated.
- Drop the butter into the pre-heated Dutch oven and let it melt.
- Pour batter into the oven and cover with lid. Arrange coals for baking using 7 below the oven and 14 on the lid.
- Rotate the oven and lid in opposite directions every 10 minutes to ensure even baking.
- Bake until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool slightly, then, slice and serve.
- Spread with butter and drizzle with honey or jam, if desired.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 298Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 79mgSodium 894mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 4gSugar 10gProtein 8g
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