Thursday, October 1, 2015

How to Make the Ultimate Soft and Sweet Cornbread

Soft and Sweet Cornbread the Ultimate Dinner Bread. Perfect for all your soups and stews - even with taco meat. Heaven is Smiling Above heavenissmilingabove.blogspot.com #cornbread #dinner #side #bread

Soft and Sweet Cornbread: the Ultimate Dinner Bread


Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, might I direct your attention to the best cornbread you will ever eat in your life! No joke. I am not exaggerating. Not even a teensy weensy bit. You could almost call this corn cake. But since I do try to separate dessert from dinner, this is cornbread for all intents and purposes. :)

Seriously, this bread is melt-in-your-mouth tender and perfect to serve alongside your favorite stew, soup, or under taco meat. My 30 Minute Tomato Beef Stew almost begs to be eaten with it. My Enhanced Chicken Noodle Soup would also be fantastic with it. We make it often and never get tired of it. When there are leftovers, my girls like to eat it for a snack or take it in their lunch boxes. 

What this bread is not is dry, gag-you-while-you-chew cardboard like so much cornbread is. The sweetness in it is just the right amount to go with your savory dishes. It truly is the perfect accompaniment. 

Have I got you hooked? Yes? You're awesome! Here's the recipe.



Soft and Sweet Cornbread the Ultimate Dinner Bread. Perfect for all your soups and stews - even with taco meat. Heaven is Smiling Above heavenissmilingabove.blogspot.com #cornbread #dinner #side #bread


Soft and Sweet Cornbread




Ingredients:

11 Tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1/3 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

1. Grease a 9x13 pan and set it aside. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and eggs until fluffy.
3. Add the milk and yogurt alternating with the flour and cornmeal until well combined.
4. Mix in the baking powder and salt. 
5. Pour the batter into your pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
6. Serve warm!

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103 comments:

  1. Your cornbread looks delicious. I just pinned it... :)

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  2. Looks like my kind of cornbread! Yummy!

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    1. It's definitely the favorite around here. Thanks for stopping by, Kathy.

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  3. This cornbread looks FANTASTIC !! I wish I could grab a slice right now :)

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  4. I have always loved cornbread. My mother swore by it for dinner bread. Thanks for sharing your recipe and thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.
    Hugs
    Angel

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    1. You bet, Angel. I always like to party with you.

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  5. Ooh, I love that this cornbread has sour cream in it! It looks so moist and yummy, and I bet seriously could even be dessert! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. You could serve it for dessert. It's not overly sweet but just right. It would even work for breakfast! Thanks for commenting.

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  6. Oh, I want a big chunk of this corn bread now! Thanks for sharing this scrumptious recipe at the WW Blog Hop and featured it on my FB page. Can't wait to see what you bring next week. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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  7. These look incredible! Love corn bread (especially with nightshade-free chili! Yummm). These look so light and crumbly, delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Cristina. I hope you get a chance to try it.

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  8. I LOVE cornbread and your recipe has great ingredients and looks easy!!! Hmmm,...will audition it for Thanksgiving dinner! Pinning! Thank you!

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    1. Awesome! It comes together in no time at all. Perfect for the Thanksgiving kitchen chaos! At least in my house. :) Thanks for the pin.

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  9. Fall was made for cornbread. It is the perfect thing to serve with delicious fall soups and dinners. Yum!

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    1. I definitely agree! Thanks for stopping by, Kati.

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  10. cornbread is one of my favorite things Yumm. I invite you toshare at my Thursday hop xo

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  11. Ahhh you definitely have me hooked! It looks gorgeous & so moist - yogurt is a great idea, I bet that's the secret ingredient to make it just right. #WAYWOW x

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    1. :) The yogurt does help make it moist. So does all the butter! Thanks for coming by.

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  12. Cornbread is wonderful because it goes with so many things. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. I hope you will join us next week.

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    1. Thanks, Audrey. We've eaten it with many different meals.

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  13. Your cornbread looks amazing. This will be perfect for the holidays!
    I'm now following you on Pinterest and Bloglovin.
    I hope to see you at our party again. Thanks.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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    1. Thanks, Julie! I appreciate the follows!

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  14. Always looking to improve the cornbread out of the box!! Thanks for the recipe....pinned!

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    1. It's worlds beyond boxed cornbread. And it's almost as fast. Definitely worth the effort! Thanks for pinning!

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  15. I LOVE cornbread (drenched with butter and honey, preferably), and this looks delicious! I use yogurt or sour cream in mine, too...I think it helps make it moist. I also use a little maple syrup...more moisture, plus a little sweetness. And I was JUST thinking about making chicken noodle soup. Are you reading my mind? :) Thank you for sharing...stopping by from Throwback Thursday!

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    1. My husband loves his with honey butter, too. I'm glad we're on the same wavelength. :)

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  16. YES! The only thing better than cornbread is sweet cornbread. Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday. Pinned!

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    1. You bet! I'm always happy to see your face here, Lela. :)

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  17. We have been looking for a cornbread recipe so this is great! Thanks for sharing on the Full Plate Thursday link party :)

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    1. I'm so glad I could help, Anita! Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. I love a good moist cornbread, I have Pinned your recipe for future baking.
    Thanks for sharing on the #OMHGFF this week, nice to have you stop by!
    Have a great weekend, Karren

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    1. Thank you, Karren. You won't be sorry if you make this.

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  19. Oh yum! I've never tried a cornbread recipe with yogurt or sour cream- I will definitely have to give this one a try! Thanks for linking up to Link Party Palooza on Somewhat Simple! Have a great weekend!
    -Stephanie

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    1. You are welcome, Steph. I hope you do try it and let me know. :)

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  20. I've been collecting yummy looking cornbread recipes lately. I should have a bake off and find the best one! :) This one looks so good, and the yogurt/sour cream is interesting.

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    1. Bring on the competition! The yogurt gives it the moisture boost. Thanks for coming by Jamie.

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  21. You're going to be featured on MeetUp Monday! Come check it out on Monday 10/12. www.thequinntessentialmommy.com

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  22. Oh my goodness. cornbread is one of my favorite things! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature Monday xo

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    1. Thank you, thank you, Katherine! I'm so excited!

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  23. This would be a great accompaniment to all our winter soups, I hate it when the cornbread is dry! And you never know until you bake it whether it is palatable or not. Thanks so much for sharing your secret. Pinning this too, you have given me some great menu ideas this week! I appreciate it more than you know, lol, so does my family!

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! This cornbread is virtually fool-proof. I hope you make it.

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  24. I agree, Cornbread is the ultimate dinner bread, we just love it! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. You are welcome. Thanks for coming over. I'll be seeing you soon!

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  25. I love a homemade cornbread! I will try your recipe next time I make them. Thanks for linking up to This is How We Roll linky party!

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  26. This cornbread looks really good! I love to try different cornbread recipes, so I am going to pin this Thank you for sharing!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  27. I have only tasted cornbread once when I visited the U.S. This looks like an easy recipe so I might give it a try. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at #AnythingGoes.

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    1. Please do. I know you'll like it! Thanks for commenting. :)

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  28. I'm visiting from Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop - congrats on being featured!
    Angie
    PS - If you haven' t hopped on board the Great Blog Train (blog hop) yet there's still plenty of time - we are digitally traveling to Naples, ITALY this month: http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2015/10/the-great-blog-train-34-giveaway.html

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    1. Thank you! I'll stop by and check out your party.

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  29. Hi. I wanted to make sure you knew your delicious corn bread recipe is featured at our blog hop:http://twochicksandamom.blogspot.com/2015/10/wordless-wednesday-50th-anniversary.html
    Hope you will stop by and share some more great posts!

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    1. Hey, thanks!! I really, really appreciate it. :)

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  30. I love cornbread. I love sweet cornbread even better! This needs to be made! Thanks for sharing with us at #ThrowbackThursday, hope to see you again this week!

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  31. I love cornbread and this recipe looks fabulous... and moist! Sweet cornbread is my favourite though!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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    1. You're welcome, Jennifer. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  32. Yummy, will have to print it out and try it. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Terrific! I would love to know if you like it.

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  33. We love soft and sweet cornbread! This sounds right on. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

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    1. You're welcome! Glad we have similar tastes. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Marina! What a nice compliment.

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  35. I will admit that I"ve never tried cornbread but after reading this recipe, I might just have to try it!

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    1. It must an American dish because someone from NZ said the same thing basically. Please do try it. You'll enjoy it!

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  36. I love corn bread and this is perfect for the holidays.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe on how to make your own with us at Cooking & Crafting with J&J.

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    1. Yes! It would make a great addition to the Thanksgiving table. Thanks for the party.

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  37. I've never tried cornbread before. I must look for cornmeal and try it. I can't imagine a sweet bread with savoury! Thank you for linking to #featurefridays

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    1. It really gives a nice balance between the sweet and savory. I hope you can get the cornmeal. :)

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  38. YUMMMM! I'm completely addicted to cornbread! I've pinned this! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thanks for the pin, Jess! I enjoy linking up with you.

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  39. I'm from the deep south where we don't put sugar in our cornbread (it's almost against our religion to do so)...But if you add sour cream and change the name to corn cake I'm all in!! haha Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design!

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    1. Corn cake it is, then! I wouldn't want you to go all sacrilegious on me. :) I hope you give it a chance. Thanks for commenting!

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  40. I made a similar recipe the other night and wasn't thrilled with it. I will try yours next time. (found you on Coffee and Conversation)

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    1. You'll be so glad you did! It gets rave reviews from everyone who tries it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  41. I love cornbread and this looks delish!! Thanks for linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday. Hope to see you again! Pinned!

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  42. Yummy! I love cornbread especially as a side for filling and comforting stews this time of year. Thanks for sharing this on Intentional at Home this week, hope to see you again!

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    1. You're welcome, Victoria. Thanks for the chance to party with you. You have such a lovely site.

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  43. This looks good and I bet it's great!

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  44. I have been wanting a good cornbread recipe for a while now! Thanks so much! I'm going to have to give it a try, I have some plain yogurt that needs to be used up. Have you ever tried it with less or no sugar?

    Thanks for linking up to the WWDP!

    Nicole =)

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    1. Actually, the recipe I used to make and based this on had a full cup of sugar in it. I changed quite a few things in it to make it my own including not so much sugar. My family, which is full of sugar addicts, can't even tell. So, in our case, this is reduced already. It would be pretty bland without it. You could certainly try for 1/4 cup perhaps. I seem to remember once when I made it, we didn't like it as much and maybe it was because I tried to reduce the sugar even further. Without the sugar I would definitely try to put in some herbs or even some cheese to liven up the flavor. If you play with it, I would love to know the results.

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  45. Sounds so delicious!! Thanks for sharing at my link party!! I just repinned this!

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  46. Sounds like it'll go great with chili!!

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  47. This looks so yummy. My daughter wants to be a pastry chef so I'm going to send this to her and get her on her way. I'll also recommend she follow you. Do you have facebook? That's where she is all day.

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  48. I love cornbread!!! I'll have to save this recipe, I've never used sour cream in mine before.

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  49. I have to say it, too. I love cornbread!! Your recipe looks perfectly scrumptious! That's why I'm Featuring it @ our What to do Weekends party, right now! Pinned, too. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us!
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

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  50. Thanks for sharing what looks like such a delicious recipe. I've never made cornbread but this does look very tasty. Thanks for stopping by #LifeLovingLinkie and I'm also pinning on my Pinterest.

    Sally @ Life Loving

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  51. This cornbread looks yummy! Thanks for linking it up with us on Welcome Home Wednesday!

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  52. This all looks as mouthwatering on second viewing as it did on first! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou last week. Mimi xxx

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  53. I bet the sour cream or yogurt in this recipe makes this bread so moist! Yum!

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  54. This corn bread looks very soft and the colour is so nice, I would love to try.

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  55. Kathryn, I LOVE CORNBREAD! Seriously. In the "my husband won't stop staring and judging my cornbread intake" kind of way. The kind of way in which I'm the person who eats half of it every Thanksgiving. Haha! This cornbread looks and sounds SO GOOD. Also, I'm really excited about you featuring other bloggers who make your recipes. I'll definitely make sure to let you know when I try one of your recipes!

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  56. Kathryn, there are few things better than really good, moist cornbread or worse than the dry stuff! I am pinning this for future reference as my family loves cornbread with chili. Thanks. LYnn

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  57. I loved cornbread when I visited the States. We don't really have anything like it here in the UK. I will make it for my family and see what they think :)

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