Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Big Sop Cornbread - Rustic and Easy -

sop it up cornbread
Cornbread is always a delicious accompaniment to any meal. Sop up your soups, stews or black beans with this. It is always bright and cheery, ready to be smothered in butter and honey.. and if you are my kids, it is always eaten in it's entirety. This is the recipe from The Joy of Cooking. I usually make another recipe but the night I made this I was out of a few ingredients. So....I improvised. With no hot cast iron pan in the oven, I threw in one of my cookie sheets and let it heat up a good ten minutes. I just threw the whole batter onto the pan and I came out with what you see above. A great rustic cornbread with a wonderful golden brown crust. This is a drier cornbread, and not very sweet but ready to start sopping!

big sop cornbread
Big Sop Cornbread

Oven to 425 degrees. Place stainless baking pan/cookie sheet into the oven while preparing ingredients.

Dry Ingredients
1 and 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal, stone ground. We love Bob's Red Mill
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-4 TBS sugar (I used 2)
3/4 teaspoon salt

Add the following to the dry ingredients:
2 large eggs beaten
3 TBS melted butter or bacon drippings
1 cup milk

Stir ingredients and quickly combine. Take hot pan out of oven, Quickly grease with a TBS of sunflower oil or butter. Pour batter directly onto hot pan. Place in oven and cook about 15-18 minutes or until the edges are nice and brown on the cornbread. Take long knife or metal spatula and scrape under cornbread and transfer to a cutting board or other serving plate. Serve with butter and honey.

And now for the FAVOR! I recently submitted my recipe - My Three Chile Chocolate Cake with Habanero Caramel to the Marx Foods Chile Recipe Contest.... now my recipe is in the running to win!!! Send me some love and vote for my cake! Click the chile below!

xoxoxo foodie love and cornbread kisses - megan


  1. Niiiiice! Love the sopping factor :) Buzzed!

  2. This corn bread looks great!
    want to try to make it!
    Tq for sharing! ;)

  3. Oh ya : Voted! Hope u win the challenge! ;)
    *best wishes*

  4. How absolutely delicious! Oh and I voted too!

  5. I like cornbread with a bowl of warm soup!

    Just voted "Tres Chiles Chocolate Cake with Hibiscus Habanero Caramel" (You have now 40 votes)!!
    Best of luck, Megan!

  6. Looks delish, Megan. ANd I voted for you, AND I am going to tweet the marx thingy and urge other to vote for your awesome cake.

  7. Love this. Just in time for chili season to start!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

  8. Oh yea! Nothing better than cornbread to sop up a chili or soup! Looks great!

  9. I love good corn bread and you certainly have given us that. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse thtough you earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I really love the food and recipes youshare with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  10. Looking those for the second time & I still very tempting to dipping!! LOL
    great post! :)
    Megan... I want u to know that u won an award at my site... congratulations!! ;)


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