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Mmmmm, Fresh Skillet Cornbread
Mmmmm, Fresh Skillet Cornbread

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Challenge: Good II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
Location: studio
Date: Jul 25, 2014
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2014

Crop, Veveza 2, dfine, sfw
File Name P1020509.JPG
Camera Model Name DMC-FZ200
Shooting Date/Time 7/25/2014 5:18:25 PM
Tv (Shutter Speed) 1/60
Av (Aperture Value) 2.8
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 250
Image Size 4000x3000
Flash Off
Color Space sRGB
File Size 4735 KB

[Aug. 1st, 2014 11:42:30 AM]

Cast Iron Skillet Corn Bread

Original Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli, Food Network

Total Time: 55 min Prep: 15 min Inactive: 15 min Cook: 25 min

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients (modifications mine, Alice)

1 1/4 cups coarsely ground cornmeal
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 & 1/3 cup whole milk (I use 2% milk)
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


This is a great recipe and tastes better, I find, when cooked in a cast iron skillet and served hot tableside. =(the hot skillet creates an instant bottom crust for extra good crunch)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and place a 9-inch cast iron skillet inside to heat while you make the batter.

In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk in the milk, buttermilk, and eggs. Whisk in almost all of the melted butter, reserving about 1 tablespoon for the skillet later on.

Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F. Coat the bottom and sides of the hot skillet with the remaining butter. Pour the batter into the skillet and place it in the center of the oven. Bake until the center is firm and a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes and serve.

Place: 16 out of 49
Avg (all users): 5.9500
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.6957
Avg (non-participants): 6.0526
Views since voting: 352
Views during voting: 146
Votes: 80
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/06/2014 09:31:09 AM
Great job Alice and again YUM!
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08/06/2014 12:08:43 AM
I'm SO pleased that you did include the recipe, Alice. I'll be trying that.
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08/06/2014 12:06:14 AM
Whoa, NICE job Alice!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2014 09:15:40 PM
I love cornbread. I love those old black iron skillets, and those non stainless steal knives (henckels?). Do you do popovers too? I have no idea if this is a good photo, but you have pressed my buttons.
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08/05/2014 05:05:36 PM
Oh man, that looks delicious.
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07/30/2014 09:59:47 PM
Looks yum! I hope to find the recipe in your notes.
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07/30/2014 01:05:08 PM
Not voting, but would give it a '10' if I was was. Too yummy looking for words.... Great concept!!
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