Honeyed Cornbread

YIELD: Makes 8 servings

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 cups

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self-rising cornmeal

1/2 tsp.

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salt

1/4 cup

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vegetable oil

1/2 cup

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creamed corn

1 1/3 cup

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buttermilk

1/4 cup

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honey

1

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egg

1 T

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vegetable oil

,

for skillet

honey and butter

,

for serving

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 450°F. 

Swirl the 1 T vegetable oil in the cast iron skillet and place in the oven to heat, watch that it doesn't start to smoke.

Mix the cornmeal and salt in a large bowl.

In a second bowl combine the next 5 ingredients. Stir the wet ingredients with the dry until just combined, batter will be lumpy, don't over mix.

Open the oven and drop a tsp. of batter into the hot skillet and make sure it is heated enough to sizzle. Carefully pour the batter into the skillet and bake for 20-25 minutes until set and golden brown.

Cut into slices and serve with additional honey and butter.

TIP

Add 4 pieces of chopped bacon to the batter for a special treat!