Here is what you will need to whip up a batch:
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
2 large eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup honey
Although I wish that I had a hand me down skillet, or one that I picked up at estate sale, I bought my skillet on Amazon with prime free shipping (which was a big bonus since those things are so heavy AND I currently live in Puerto Rico so shipping is EXPENSIVE!!) Whatever skillet you have, with a little work, elbow grease, you can get it up to condition to make the perfect skillet cornbread.
Make sure that you are starting off will a well maintained skillet that is free from rust and well seasoned. If you don’t know if your skillet is seasoned or if you need to re-season your check out this tutorial. After you have your pan seasoned, proceed with the directions bellow.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Start out with your wet ingredients in one bowl (milk, eggs, butter and honey) lightly whisk them together to break up the eggs and to dissolve the honey, set aside.
Mix your dry ingredients together in a separate bowl (cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt) set aside.
Now it is time to pre-heat your skillet. put your tablespoon of butter (or enough to cover the bottom of your pan when melted) in your skillet and put it in the oven for approximately 5 minutes. You could also use vegetable oil but I prefer the taste of butter. Move on to the next step while you are waiting for the skillet to heat up.
Add your wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula until just mixed. There might be a few lumps but that is ok.
Very carefully, remove the hot skillet with the butter from the oven, add your batter to the pan and return it to the oven on a center rack. Bake 15-20 minutes. Cornbread is done when it springs back from being touched in the middle and the edges are starting to turn golden brown.
We enjoyed our Skillet cornbread with a bowl of chili, what is your favorite way to enjoy cornbread?
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup butter, melted
- ¼ cup honey
- Pre heat oven to 40
- Mix wet ingredients together in bowl, lightly whisk to incorporate eggs
- mix dry ingredients in separate bowl
- preheat skillet in oven for 5 minutes with 1 tsp of butter
- Mix wet and dry ingredients together
- pour into hot skillet and return to the oven
- bake 25 minutes