No one else in the house eats cornbread but now that it's cold outside I want it all the time. With eggs, with soup, as a snack. I've tried a couple different recipes like the one above that while not being outright failures they were just ok. Mostly they were fed to the chickens who were overjoyed.
Then yesterday I finally hit perfection.
Sweet, chewy and light with an amazing corn flavor. The cornbread of dreams. How did I achieve this masterpiece?
Yep. Jiffy corn muffin mix. 49 cents a box. I gave in to temptation and was rewarded.
"WHEAT FLOUR, DEGERMINATED YELLOW CORN MEAL, SUGAR, ANIMAL SHORTENING (LARD, HYDROGENATED LARD, TOCOPHEROLS PRESERVATIVE, BHT PRESERVATIVE, CITRIC ACID PRESERVATIVE), CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING: BAKING SODA, SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SALT, WHEAT STARCH, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID, SILICON DIOXIDE."
I don't know what half that crap is and I don't care. It's absolutely delicious. The chickens aren't getting any of this.