Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Vermont Maple-Sweetened Cornbread

This is another recipe from The Cornbread Gospels. The author, Crescent Dragonwagon writes:
Southern batters are almost always moistened with buttermilk. Northern cornbreads usually call for 'sweet milk' (i.e. regular, non-buttermilk milk).
Since I am on a buttermilk roll, I chose to use buttermilk even though the recipe is a northern one.

Grease a 7x11 or 8x8 pan with cooking spray.
Preheat oven to 400º F.

Melt 1/3 cup butter and put aside.

Mix together:
1 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

In another bowl whisk:
2 eggs
1/3 cup maple syrup
2/3 cup buttermilk
the melted butter

Mix wet ingredients into dry and combine them quickly.
Scrape batter into pan and bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. (check at 15)
This is a delicious cornbread, and I'm serving it with Gladys Taber's Leek Soup.


  1. Looks yummy Nan! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sounds good and just in time for using fresh maple syrup.

  3. This looks like a slice of heaven!!! I love cornbread!

  4. Nan,
    I can't keep up with your great and yummy looking recipes. You inspire me!
    And I love Gladys Taber. I know I've mentioned it to you before, but she is a dear....wish I had met her. Her homemaking and Spring cleaning stories make me laugh....I don't think it was 'her thing':)
    Thanks for sharing,

  5. Wow! I need to bake this! Would be great to feature it on my blog afterward as well :)

    P.S.- What a beautiful dog your daughter has!

  6. Yummy Yummy..I'm going to try this cornbread after Easter...My Mom, born and raised in Manitoba and living in Vancouver for the past 60 years has always made cornbread with buttermilk..I thought that was the norm..

  7. It's great, Sherri!

    Hip Chick, we just bought a gallon from a place up the road!

    Staci, good description!

    Joanne, I feel the same way about Gladys T!

    Erin, please do!

    Diane, :<)

    Bettyann, it sure is great with buttermilk!

  8. umm it just might be a weekend for some delicious corn bread. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Love the perfect combination of North-South!

  10. I don't make cornbread nearly as often as Rod would like me to! :) This looks/sounds delicious and moist.

    Love your new header. She is such a gorgeous dog!

  11. Linda, sounds good!

    Mary Lois, I thought you'd like this!

    Les, this is a great recipe! Lexi thanks you.

  12. As much as I think the cornbread looks yummy, I also wanted to say Lexi is too cute:)

  13. Yum, that looks delicious! I too love buttermilk in recipes, although sadly it's not easily found in the UK.

  14. Your Easter tulips are absolute gorgeous, Nan! I always look forward to visiting your blog. Your header is always a great surprise and a beautiful piece of artwork.

    Happy Easter to you, dear friend. I'm going to spend the day in bed with a cup of hot tea, a box of Kleenex and my new book by Anna Quindlen. I've caught a spring cold. :(

  15. Thanks, Cait and Book Psmith, Lexi is a blogstar now!

    Skirmish of Wit, I just recently found what I wanted here. Maybe a 'health food store' over there? Is Cranks still a going venture?

    Les, thank you! Tom's father gave them to us. Your day sounds almost worth having a cold. :<)

  16. That looks good. I have been meaning to buy some real maple syrup lately!

  17. Violet Lady, there's nothing like it, is there?! And Tom just heard it contains antioxidants!


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