Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is an adopted recipe. I shall be trying it out and then post any additional information if needs be. Feel free to try it out first and share your comments!
- 4 1⁄4 cups flour
- 4 cups cornmeal
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup baking powder
- 1 -2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients; cut in shortening until crumbly.
- Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
- To use: Stir in 2 cups corn bread mix with the egg and milk just until moistened (the batter will be lumpy).
- Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan.
- Bake at 425F for 20-25 minutes or until bread tests done.
This is an Excelent cornbread mix! Born and raised in Texas, I find Jiffy mix way too sweet and recipes with no sugar kind of bland. This recipe has just a "hint" of sweetness, not too much, not too little, just right. My father, 63 years here in the south LOVES it. Don't let 3/4 cup of sugar to 8 1/2 cups of dry ingredients scare you, it is just right. To make it "cake-like" it would need at least 4 cups of sugar, according to most cake recipes (and Jiffy mix, which is cake-like). I used this recipe to make my sea food cornbread dressing and it is fabulous! Of course, you can leave the sugar out, you can even use half or all buttermilk, you can even bake it in a skillet if you wish, but I would try it as is first. Vel, you made no mistake by adopting this recipe, it is a keeper!
I used this to make Southern Cornbread Dressing for Thanksgiving this year. It baked up absolutely beautifully. I didn't feel that it was too sweet at all. 2 cups of this is also a perfect substitute for a package of Jiffy Mix or other similar commercial cornbread mixes. This is absolutely the most wonderful recipe! Kept in the freezer, it is just as convenient as opening a package. Thank you, Velvetinenut, for adopting and posting this magical recipe!
I used this in Corn Casserole. This worked out so well! I love how easy it is to throw together. I am sure that it isn't as easy as opening a box.. But here in Ontario, I don't get that option! So this is 5 minutes well spent! Thanks for posting this lifesaver!