Cornbread Made with a Cake Mix

For a while, a friend has been telling me about her cornbread recipe that starts with a cake mix. Last night I tried it and it was delicious.

Cornbread

Cornbread

It wasn’t too “cake like” but the recipe did call for 3 T. sugar and I think next time I make it, I’ll use just 1 T. of sugar and see what I think. Even Vince said it wasn’t too sweet, but it was on the sweet side. I think it would be great with pulled pork.

Here’s the recipe as my friend gave it to me. After the recipe, I’ve given a dissertation on how I divided the recipe so we only had one pan of cornbread.

Cake Mix Cornbread
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box yellow cake mix
  2. 1 cup flour
  3. 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  4. 3 T. sugar
  5. 1 T. baking soda
  6. 1 tsp. salt
  7. 3 eggs
  8. 2 cups milk
  9. 1/3 cup butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2 - 9 x 9" pans.
  2. Mix together dry ingredients.
  3. Cut in butter (using either a fork or work it with your fingers).
  4. Add eggs and milk.
  5. Stir til just blended . . do not over stir.
  6. Pour into prepared pans and bake 30 to 35 minutes.
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Instead of making 2 pans of cornbread, I mixed the dry ingredients, then weighed them and found that I had 30 ounces of dry mix. I put 15 oz. into a Mason jar to save for another day.

Then, to the dry ingredients I was going to mix and bake, I added and worked in a bit over 2-1/2 tablespoons of butter, then added 1 cup of milk. Instead of using 1-1/2 eggs, I used a large egg and a Bantam egg but you could easily use a large egg and a white or yolk only from a 2nd egg.

For the mix in the jar, I’ll just add butter, eggs and milk and make another batch next week when we have chili for dinner.

On the Needles – January 29, 2016

My main knitting project is Hitofude. I’ve done 11 repeats . . still have 3 more repeats and I’ll be done with the sleeve section and can get to the one area that I’m concerned about . . where I had trouble last time.

Hitofude with Markers

Hitofude with Markers

The yarn is String Theory Caper Sock Yarn and I really like it for this project.

What’s on your needles?

Warm Weekend

From looking at the several areas that I watch at Accuweather, it looks like lots of places will have warm weekends. Such a contrast to all the snow across the east and northeast last weekend, huh?

weather

Weekend Weather

It’s funny because our highs are about 10º to 20º warmer than those where Chad and Nicole are in MO and our lows are about 5º to 10º colder. Weather is a funny thing!

You can bet Vince and I will be outside all weekend, playing in the dirt and enjoying the sunshine!