October 18th, 2005


Love is like a dying ember and only memories remain and through the ages I'll remember...

Because I’m exhausted and hungry, I decided tonight would be a great night to make cornbread and share it with you.

First, pull up Willie Nelson on itunes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a large bowl mix together:

1 cup cornmeal
I’m actually using ground popcorn meal tonight
1 cup self rising flour
or 1 cup all purpose, 3 teaspoons of baking powder, such as Clabber Girl, and one teaspoon coarse salt

Then melt a pat of butter in 1/3 cup of vegetable oil in a 9 or 10 inch cast iron skillet. Let cool. In a smaller bowl or large mug, mix 1 1/3 cups of milk (or buttermilk {or add a teaspoon of lemon juice to regular milk to fake buttermilk}), stir in 2 eggs and the cooled oil/butter and possibly a minced clove of garlic.

Add wet to dry and stir until you have batter. Pour into skillet, lightly sprinkle with fresh ground black pepper or red pepper flakes and bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve with butter or beans or collard greens or fried chicken or honey or...

X-posted to la_flaneuse: do-it-yourself-food-porn.
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