Watches the Cornbread?"
What you need:
1 2/3 cups of cornmeal
1 cup of all-purpose
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tbsp of baking powder
tsp of salt
1 1/2 cups of half & half
cups of melted butter
2 eggs, beaten
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Dump the cornmeal,
flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl
and mix them well. In another container mix the half
& half, butter, and eggs well. Add the wet stuff
to the dry stuff and stir it until it's moistened. Don't
mix too much or it'll get chewy; it's all right if the
batter is lumpy.
Grease a 9-inch square pan or a muffin tray, then
put the batter in. Bake it for 20-25 minutes, or until
it turns golden brown and a toothpick stuck in the middle
comes out clean.
You can, of course, bake muffins
for bento-friendly servings. Just check the muffins
about 5 minutes early, as they cook faster.
A fun variation is blue cornbread, which you make
with blue cornmeal. The recipe is exactly the same;
just use cornmeal made from blue corn. If you can't find that at your local farmer's
market, some Amazon sellers have it.